There is no longer a "standard" when it comes to quarter horses. THIS is what was originally thought to be "the perfect quarter horse". This actually isn't even a real horse, it's an Orren Mixers depiction of the perfect quarter horse.
I absolutely love this horse in the very first post! You guys that are saying you don't like his neck...etc, you have to remember that's the style. They shoot for the teeeny necks and feet and ears...etc. but overall, I would have to say this horse has very goos confo, and would do well in a halter class.
Halter nowadays, from my point of veiw, is a bit more judged on beef.
Lets say you have a very big horse with pretty good confo and a smaller horse with great confo, more than likely the bigger horse will win. But when it gets into higher levels of showing, you don't see that. Its either judged on confo and build, or politics.