OK! PLEASE GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT! SERIOUSLY! Ok PHILLIP DUTTON trained a PAINT! Karren O'Conner is training A PAINT! Also we have gone to hunter shows with THREE paints! I HATE judges who do that. They are just stupid, stuck up snobs, who don't know how to judge and shouldn't be judging IMO
I will say that I would never chose a stock horse for a hunter, although my old pony was a very fancy aqha. Yes, I've seen paint in the hunter ring. Yes, I've seen them do well and win. However, I think it's incredibly rude to say that judges should not be judging, even if you think they have a bias. To be honest the majority of the paint I've competed against in hunters are ponies or only decent movers, like many of the quarter horses I've seen (not all, but most). You can say I'm biast, but most to not have the same wow factor when they are moving as warmbloods. I understand breed bias more than color bias, so I generally think they aren't placing as well because they are stock horses, not because they are colored.
You can disagree with me, but that is my opinion.