Not to derail your post, but happy to know someone else hates seeing horses with their noses down. I wish the trend would change, but it’s been going on a long time.Oh, I agree- but sadly, if you want to show successfully - clearly, there is a “look” (perhaps unjustly) that is preferred. It’s the same i showing horses. The American Quater HOrse Association rule book clearly stated that a horse mo=ust not travel with the tips of its ears below the wither- but the horses that are winning at Congress (the largest AQHA show int he world) are still going along with their noses at their knees. Sigh. Fortuanely, conformation will not be his “thing” anyway- far too competative and I just don’t think he’s make the cut. That’s okay with us. We are doing nose work and obedience and we love him no matter what. He’s a good boy and we love him. Thank you for your response.