All heads have to be functional in some capacity.
They have to be able to see, they have to be able to breathe, they have to be able to
eat, and they have to be able to hear appropriately. And, to that end, we can talk about some things
that are valued in all horse’s heads. And that’s a head that’s relatively short, a head that’s
deep through the jaw, has a large bright eye, large nostrils so they can take in a lot of
air, shallow mouth and teeth that meet well in front and a good arcade relative to the
grinding surfaces of the horse. Ears need to be relatively small and alert and point
in the right direction so that they don’t shadow over the eyes or cause any difficulty
or impairment relative to hearing.