Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Oh yes, I personally find the QH on of the most versatile breeds out there ^^
The problem being, it's become so differant between disciplines now that some of the english horses don't look like QH's anymore and the western horses are having a tendency to turn into big ol' tanks at 14.2hh.
Selective breeding, I swear.
Selective breeding for sure! But what is sort of funny is my quarter horse is very "foundation" looking and very beefy and bull-doggy and "western" looking but his natural head carriage is not low or anything remotely resembling western pleasure which is what you always hear -- that qhs are just "naturally" like that. I still think it's mostly/largely training
People make fun of him because he is such a typical western tank (although he is 15'3 at least) and I ride him English and am teaching him lower level dressage. Honestly though he has no natural issues to work through and his gaits and body carriage is just a very typical horse.
My friend has a western quarter horse who has what I would consider a normal natural head carriage which is raised and alert. I've never seen a horse I would think would be a natural peanut pusher, quarter horse or not!
Last edited by Deerly; 06-29-2010 at 10:31 PM.