Originally Posted by BlueJayWay
The Quarter horse is changing too though no? They're getting to be more sporty from what I see.
I have noticed too, horse that won in western pleasure 30 years ago would look like back yard cow ponies in the western pleasure arena today. They seem to be going for long legs, tucked up bellies, and pencil necks. Granted I like the QHs that look more like TBs, but I don't consider them real QHs, I consider it a QH x TB.
The western pleasure and HSUS paints are going the same route too, long legs, tucked up bellies, and pencil necks.
Which once again goes back to paints and QH are basically the same thing these days. When it comes down to it people like to win, and so they are going to watch what horses are winning and then breed what wins. And since a lot of QH judges are also Paint and Appy judges, and they are going to look beyond the color and for basically the same kind of movement and headset, etc.