Why doesn't he still show halter?
My problem is how rarely you ever see horses multi-tasking from performance to halter at the SAME time. In the Arabian world, the National Champions OFTEN used to also be performance champions. Now, it's almost unheard of. Not that it DOESN'T happen, but I think it's absolutely ridiculous that we create a non-performance horse out of what is supposed to be the breed standard.
Back in the day, a good horse was a good horse, period. Now it's like a game of how completely different we can make them look from anything that resembles a performance animal.
Sorelhorse, he is a very nice looking horse. He has MUCH better conformation than most of the "halter" horses that we've seen that are not breed standard, and not conformationally correct.
I do think you should STILL show him in halter. He is a very nice looking boy and it is obvious that you take exceptional care of him. Yes he is beefy but he looks HEALTHY to me. =)
I remember at paint worlds, I was watching a hlater mares class, and was amazed at how fat the mares were! It just seemed weird.