Whomever said functional is beautiful is right!
That is one of the reasons I am always defending grade horses. Sure, some of them are fuglies. But until breeders of purebred horses can get their acts together and quit producing fuglies themselves, give me a good, sound, usable grade any day!
I love my little 14.3 Mustang who is built like a tank AND has good bones and feet.
If I could change one thing about the Quarter Horse, it would be to give them larger bones and feet. It just doesn't seem right to have a big heavy horse with tiny feet and skinny legs. That is not attractive to me!
I love stocky, tanky horses. Cobs. Draft crosses. Drafty Mustangs. Warmbloods. I say hubba hubba to a big pretty horse. So I should love Quarter Horses. But the feet and legs on some of them scare me a lot!
My best friend has some awesome, usable Quarter Horses though! Driftwood bloodlines. She used them for trail riding and they are trail horses deluxe.
I am afraid halter Quarter Horses remind me of the super cows: