08-22-2010, 10:40 PM
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Halter horses are shown from the time they are yearlings. They are massively built and most of your top winners do nothing but that. They often remind you more of cattle than horses with their heavy muscles that are prominent in the shoulder, top of the legs, rear end, flat wide backs and teeny heads. They are generally stallions although there are mares too. Some are trying to move away from it, but that won't happen until judges stop awarding the "ready to ship to market" horse build with top prizes. That is just my humble opinion.
They generally don't become anything more than a halter horse that of course will be bred to produce more halter horses.