Tuesday, June 21, 2016

What is "pig eyed"?

A pig eyed horse is one that has disproportionately small eyes. It is generally considered a fault, both because it's viewed as unattractive and because it's associated with stubbornness or anxiety. This latter may have some truth to it - the smaller eye may result in less peripheral vision. For the most part, though, it's an aesthetic problem.

This chestnut horse has a pig eye, and the eyelid does not appear to open all of the way. Image source: Rachael C via Flickr.

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