I have to say though, pretty is as pretty does. I agree with whimsical, I may say that a horse is ugly, but I don't let that affect my judgement of the horse. Some of the best horses in the world are the ones that aren't looked at because of their outward appearance.
And I think Fred's kinda cute. I used to draw horses that looked like that. It fit my mood.
Dove - Appaloosa/Mustang. The most safe, reliable, trustworthy horse you've ever met, sound and sturdy as a dollar, and somehow (don't even remark on why anybody bred her, LOL) throws gorgeous foals. Maybe she's hiding perfection under the flaws?
And Playboy! Now, to the naked eye, Playboy doesn't have HALF bad conformation, right? Except for the small fact that he's not QH, he's a full blooded, 100%, purebred, registerable ARABIAN. *giggles* His sire even championed at local halter events! I loved this horse stupid, but an uglier Arab has probably not yet been born.
lol def. Doesn't look like an arab. We have the same sort of situation at our barn. I don't have pics, but the owners have this beautiful gray egyptian bred arab stud colt. Just the most gorgeous thing you've ever seen....well they also have his full brother. And well, his brother looks a lot like playboy. Purebred egyptian from halter champions, but boy is he ugly. He has the jug head and everything. He's such a sweetheart, but sometimes its funny to look at them side by side. You'd never know they were brothers.