I don't understand why people compare halter horses to riding horses. They are not the same thing. They are not even in the same category!
A halter horse is called a halter horse for a reason. They are not bred to be jumping four foot fences, be able to chase a cow around an arena, or run a mile race in less than two minutes.
They are not bred for their suitability to be rode. Let them be. If you don't like them, don't get one.
They should be. A halter horse should be judged on his ability to what the breed is bred to do. Like has been stated a QH was bred to run and be a using horse. They where bred to work cattle and then go to a race. What the AQHA halter horse has become is not what the QH really is and should be. You see this problem not just with horses but conformation classes with dogs. A animal shown in halter should be able to go and perform in a performance class latter that day. Which most do not do. Now I understand that there are those who show halter that do not want to ride and that is fine but their horse should still look like it could go and do anouther performance class.
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