Of course, this won't go for all breeds but the 2 that I have, the rest I have known, and others that I have heard about all made really nice horses. They are generally very intelligent and once you form a bond with them, they will do anything for you. Some of them can be really mellow (like Koda) and others can have a bit of spunk (like Dobe) LOL, or a whole lot of spunk. They are generally nice easy keepers and very tough little using horses, though sometimes the biggest battle is keeping weight off
. While there are many out there with serious conformation flaws, if you get a good one, their joints, bones, and feet are designed for many years of hard use. I mean, after all, they have spent hundreds of generations running across dangerous and rough country to survive.
Generally, they fit into more of a 'jack of all trades, master of none' category. They are great all-around horses but they may never excel at one particular discipline, regardless of training. Like my boy Dobe, he'll cut a cow and do his best at it, but no matter how much work he got, he could never be on the same level as a cow-bred QH.