Originally Posted by farmpony84
Beauty is no longer fitted for halter and has had 5 babies. I don't have any great conformation shots but you'll see that that mare could actually look pretty cute as a riding horse. Beauty does well in western pleasure and is really cute in the hunter ring and even does well over 2 foot courses. She isn't shown anymore due to a severe tendon injury.
Thanks, this was my point.
They are fed
like this, not necessarily bred
But; Yes, she will always be bulkier than a walking horse, or a thoroughbred. But, she is the kind of horse I like.
And while I said she wouldn't make a good jumper I ment BIG jumps...
Only becuase halter horses are big bodied horses and smaller legs and feet. When trained, shoed/trimmed, and shown in a way that complements them they do hold up just like any other horse in any other discipline..
Those thin legs and small feet just make 'em move really nice imho.