By typical quarter horse, I mean the horses you see when you open up the big advertisement books such as the Equine Chronicle and see every page filled with low headsets and dragging feet. I understand quarter horses can do just about anything. I board my horse on a QH breeding farm and occasionally show horses for them.
I'm not the snobby H/J you're thinking I am. I love quarter horses. It's the people I can't stand, quite honestly. I've gone to tons of quarter horse shows and see trainers tying horses' heads down, spurring or sharply circling horses that barely do anything wrong, and not to mention the peanut rolling and 4 beat loping. Even if you aren't showing, look at the Impressive bloodline with HYPP. The defect could be eliminated if people stopped breeding horses who have it, but they like the way it wins.
Is it all of AQHA? No. But it still wins.
It's the same in the H/J and dressage world. All sorts of abuse, drugging, harsh training. Does it win? Sometimes.
There are big flaws in every single horse world. I love H/J, and simply don't want my horse to go with an AQHA trainer. Sorry!
This is off topic with what my original post was. I simply want to know if I can label my horse as a sport horse, or if there's more I have to do. For example, there are plenty of horses that are bought and sold as Breeder's Trust eligible, but you can't advertise them as Breeder's Trust unless they are actually registered as such. That's all I'm wondering.
Riders aren't 16 and pregnant. Riders are 16 and arthritic.