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  • post your "beautiful head" pictures --Pictures on last page, give thoughts :)

    Ok, this post wont be limited to foals, but I would like to see what everyone thinks is a "gorgeous head" on a foal and why.

    why are heads so important?
    Last edited by Lily5453; May. 19, 2006, 01:14 PM.

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  • #2
    Love an Irish noggin!


    Keeping in mind I breed Irish horses...I think this is beautiful. Won't be everyone's cup of tea but I prefer a longer head and ear than most with a large expressive eye. More "handsome" than "pretty" I guess
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    • #3
      Here are shots of babies some last year and some this that people said they liked their heads...I think it is truly a personal preference, although noone likes a gigantic head.
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      • #4
        I get compliments on my filly all the time, even at her GOV inspection:



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        • #5
          Here are some of my babies all from the same dam "Happy Morning" as foals.. I think they all turned out to have very pretty heads, actually a lot better than momma.
          Last edited by KimPeterson; Jun. 15, 2006, 01:30 PM.


          • #6
            Here is a picture of the middle foal "Cat" now as a coming 4yr...very pretty face even still.
            Last edited by KimPeterson; Jun. 15, 2006, 01:30 PM.


            • #7
              Here are three that I like (Arabs -- but I strongly dislike those cartoon charicature-type of heads -- you know, the banana-shaped "how they heck do they even breathe?" type of heads)

              Two mares in the snow are purebreds. The grey is GOV MMB. She is the dam of horse three -- the black/grey weanling (by Rosenthal.)

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              • #8
                A few of mine. The first three are full sisters and the last two are daughters by different stallions of the third horse. Grandma has a gorgeous head too. The third pic is by our own Reg Corkum.
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                • #9
                  wow - what a bunch of really pretty foals.
                  I really liked my '05 filly's head and my Toronto filly this year has a head I like.
                  They are very different but both pleasant. The Toronto filly photo is by Reg Corkum.
                  Last edited by genevieveg17; Nov. 2, 2006, 09:06 PM.
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                  • #10
                    I actually think all my Sempatico foals have lovely heads. Hope and Symphony(aka Faith) are out of the same dam who also has a lovely head. The fourth photo is of Joy, who is also by Sempatico. That is not the best picture of her head, I need to try to get a better one. Lastly, not a foal picture, (I didn't breed her so I don't have one) but one of my favorite heads of all time, Rio. (It's the the greatest shot, but you get the idea). Sorry the foals aren't all head shots, I have to get a good head shots of Faith and Joy. At the moment they are so in my pocket it's hard to get them, unless you want a fish-eye photo ofthem sticking their noses in the lense.

                    As for why heads are so important...I've heard people say the phrase, "you don't ride the head", but I DO have to look at it all day, so I really try to have pretty heads. I think a pretty head gives an elegance to a foal and of course, that makes it more saleable.
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                    • #11
                      I think that my TB mare throws very nice heads.

                      I loved the head on her Pablito colt from 2004 (of course Pablito has a gorgeous head too)

                      Her other two foals have beautiful heads as well, just not as Arab-like.

                      HAF- I love you foals heads they are beautiful
                      HFSH- your filly has a gorgeous head! Just my type
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                      • #12
                        Here's one of my Dutch colts from 2004 that started out with the "banana" head (see day 1 picture), and then just got prettier and prettier (see month 2 picture).
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                        Siegi Belz
                        2007 KWPN-NA Breeder of the Year
                        Dutch Warmbloods Made in the U. S. A.


                        • #13
                          Here is our stallion (who passed away last year) Blue Blood, and a couple of his foals....
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                          • #14
                            I think these are lovely heads of a couple of our babies.
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                            Last edited by Fairview Horse Center; Jan. 21, 2007, 04:12 PM.


                            • #15
                              sbp - LOVE your stallion's head!!!

                              And since you started it, here's a picture of my stallion Veneziano (1990 - 1999) and his son Adonis. Pictures are by Susan Sexton...
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                              Siegi Belz
                              2007 KWPN-NA Breeder of the Year
                              Dutch Warmbloods Made in the U. S. A.


                              • #16
                                Here is a favorite head shot of Simone
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                                • #17
                                  I think that kind, expressive eyes make a horse's head beautiful. The angle of the shot also affects how a head appears.

                                  Add that all together, then mix in the adage "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".

                                  I have three shots: Yearling Swedish filly at a DSHB show, same filly as a, well, filly, and a 9 yr old Danish wb who is now 11.
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                                  • #18
                                    I love the nice head shots.
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                                    • #19
                                      And a few more....
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                                      As is our confidence, so is our capacity. ~W. Hazlitt

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                                      • #20
                                        Here are examples of beautiful heads, in my opinion!
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