Does he have a "bad head?"

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        05-01-2010, 10:12 PM
    Green Broke
    Does he have a "bad head?"

    I was thinking of starting Cinny out in the show ring with some Halter/Showmanship classes and I was talking to my trainer about it and she thinks that his head my put him back a few points. I am not necessarily out to get blues or anything and I may be prejudiced but I think he's a darn good looking horse....but I am biased. Anyway, what do you think of his head? He's got Strong paint on top and all Quarter on the bottom and is very old style quarter typey. I won't tell you the flaw my trainer saw because I want to see if it really is THAT if you think you see it let me know. I know it's just one picture, but this picture shows the flaw my trainer saw really well.

    By the way, those are NOT scars on his face, he got silly in the trailer yesterday and rubbed his hair off so it will pretty much grow back. Even after just a day they are already disappearing.
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        05-01-2010, 10:27 PM
    He has a wonky profile :-S
    It's in-between being convex and just having a forehead that sticks out too far.
    It's not ugly but it's not bred for.
        05-01-2010, 10:31 PM
    Green Broke
    He does seem to bulge out a little at the top and almost dish in at the bottom

    I think he's beautiful though!
        05-01-2010, 10:42 PM
    Green Broke
    Yeah, do you think they will take a lot of points off? He's not going to any AQHA shows because he's not really technically a Quarter Horse just everyone mistakes him for one because other than the bulge he's pretty typy AND he's a Solid paint
        05-01-2010, 11:42 PM
    I think that if you arn't to concerned about winning then you should do it to have fun. He is very nice looking, but I do see his big forehead
        05-01-2010, 11:49 PM
    Honestly, I am very picky about heads and I don't think his head is "bad" or ugly at all. However, I am no a halter judge. Will he get points off? Maybe. But if you want to do it to have fun go ahead and do it!
        05-02-2010, 05:32 AM
    I think it's quite cute :)
        05-02-2010, 06:36 AM
    Green Broke
    He does have a alight bulgy forhead, you might get points off, but Im sure not alot. He really is a handsome horse though :)
        05-02-2010, 01:45 PM
    In the halter class you might get points off, it really depends on the judge. You shouldn't have to worry to much in showmanship though, they are looking more for responsivness and your teamwork then conformation.
        05-02-2010, 02:09 PM
    Green Broke
    Its not ugly and doesnt seem to be causing him problems. I know he is a paint, but the convex at the top of his head makes him look like he has arab in him :)

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