This is going to be a stupid question, but hopefully not offensive to anyone. I like Arabs, I know there are people that love them and people that hate them. I'm fairly neutral, I enjoy looking at them, but don't think I'd ever own one.
Anyway, to the question: Why are Arabians (particularly those intended to show) bred for such dished faces? They look unnatural to me, I look at them and it makes me feel like it may be difficult for them to eat normally...I know that's silly, but it's to such an extreme it makes me wonder. They almost resemble anteaters, with the long face and extremely thin nose.
Like this one http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4986/michael8130lw2.jpg
And some are even more dished...
I'm used to thinking of an arabian head and seeing something like these:
Is there a reason for the trend towards such thin noses? Are there any health problems caused by it? It just bothers me because it seems like something so beautiful is being distorted and caused to look deformed...almost alien.
I really hope I don't offend anyone by this, I just really want to know.