Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What is a roman nose?

In horse terms, a roman nose is a head with a convex profile. It's most commonly seen in draft horses and is often considered a fault, or at least "common" in light horses (and a definite fault in Arabians and many pony breeds).

An extreme Roman nose - this would be considered a fault in any animal (Image source Amazona01 via Wikimedia Commons).

A more moderate Roman nose is perfectly acceptable on this Shire horse. (Image source Una Smith via Wikimedia Commons).

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