Originally Posted by MIEventer
I grew up with QH's with small hooves, big bodies. Lots of hoof problems. Short and stocky. But again, I grew up in a very, very, very ranch/rodeo community who bred horses who are designed to work with cattle. I dislike this particular conformation.
I have a hard time believing this for two reasons.
Small tiny hooves on a big body are a rather recent (couple of decades) halter horse thing. I was thinking your were older than mid 20s.
It has never been the in thing for working horses. Ranch working horses are hardy and have good sturdy feet. There is no place in true ranch work for the tiny footed show halter style QH.