Originally Posted by corinowalk
His gigantic frame on tiny feet has probably cause him to be lame. My friend went and saw him and wasnt impressed. She thought she would really like him but he is only greenbroke to ride.
I find his build gross. I have owned and loved QH my whole life. The halter horses now-a-days are just gross misrepresentations of what the breed should be. **my opinion**
I whole heartedly agree with this; like I said before, I want functionality, as well as beauty...
Unfortunately, the show 'standards' change even within other show realms as well, and have nothing to do with the actual breed standard...instead seem to have to do more with 'what 'looks' good'...or what's popular in breed type at the time. I personally think that this does NOTHING to enhance the breed at all, and detracts from what the original purpose the animal was bred for. The QH was bred for cattle work, and was raced on the weekends (where he gets his name from)...The horse in this particular thread would NEVER stand up to the rigors of that original purpose. Now QH out of horses like Hollywood Dun It, Rugged Lark, or JAG (CA's stallion) would, and I think that's what a QH horse SHOULD look like.