(Sorry, but I seem to have a stalker who takes everything I say to mean that I am talking about them, it gets very wearing)
OK, I bought Ace through a lady who breeds arabs, I never thought anything of the fact that the pics that she sent me were artistic rather than of conformation. The actual owner sent me a video of her, and that was good enough for me to make up my mind about her. I know that the lady herself, and her best friend are very much into photography, but it gradually dawned on me that I was never seeing actual useful shots of their horses, just nice 'araby' type shots, head up, tail up, usually in motion, very beautiful, but on the odd occasion I was looking to purchase, actually frustrating.
Yesterday when we were chatting on the 'Breeding Rant thread' I was looking for a picture of the stallion, (well as of a couple of hours ago gelding) that another breeding was cutting to give him a better quality of life, and Lo and behold, a bunch of artistic shots, but no conformation shots. Just a few examples, but there are so many more, even Ben, who is so not an Arab, came from an arab breeder, and guess what? Yup, had to watch the video, because the pics.......well you get the idea.
Is this all a coincidence, or is it the way that arabians are marketed?