Originally Posted by huntermare2
Personally, QHs excel in anything with proper training. As PintoJumper mentioned, your coach probably doesn't have the skill to train your horse to the level you want it to be trained at which is 100% true. I had a coach like this, who didn't want to help me with my QH that I previously owned for hunters. He now shows Trillium A's with a local barn not too far from me. As long as your horse is along the lines of what SaddleStrings mentioned, you would be just fine in the hunters. In the US they actually show a lot of English at the AQHA shows and there are infact champion Hunter QHs. Hope this helped:) Just remember, one coach's opinion may differ from another, and things do turn around.
It's also possible her horse doesn't have the personality or movement to really excel at hunters. You can train them to enhance movement, but if they don't have the initial personality and way of going you can only do so much. AQHA hunters have large, flowy and quiet gaits. They are born with that quiet demeanor like a WP horse is and naturally want to travel that way. Of course there are exceptions, but usually they are bred specifically for AQHA HUS.