foaled in 1977 and promoted by Al-Marah Arabians. Notice that in the professionally produced photo below at left, the animal’s lower eyelid has been painted black. The honest version is at right. In an effort to make the horse’s eyes appear larger, the common practice among those who show Arabian horses in America is to shave the area around the horse’s eyes and then apply oil—or even mascara; this is why the area above the horse’s eye appears dark. An overemphasis on “cuteness” in heads is, in the author’s opinion, a very narrow vision of beauty in a horse, and is far from the original Bedouin concept.