Your idea is excellent, except for one thing. who is showing their halter champions under saddle, at a show or at home?
the sportshorse on hand classes give each exhibitor a score sheet. In it all good and bad faults are specifically mentioned and such is signed by the presiding judge.
It is often possible, that folks sell horses with detrimental faults to a layman/newcommer and such run into problem when trying to train such horse under saddle. If the seller- other then experienced and reputable- would present such score sheet/sheets to the prospective buyer , it would be a fairer method. This means that a horse with poor conformation, especially legs, or one which can not move, hardly be selected to be trained in stress performances. that would be insaine in my opinion.
the same goes for an inexperienced person, wanting to aquire breeding stock. Such person now can evaluate
far better, can research if faults are hereditory or not, etc.and can also take further advice from their equine veterinarian
I really dont understand why such fuss is being made for honest exposure. What good are accumilated points, as given at a show, when we still do not know what indeed the judges marked up or down. Have you ever seen "I gave 15 points because the horse has bad front legs, or whatever? This present point system without explanation is exactly the culprit for continous complaints, anger and the likes. I like to see Halter champions examined in the proper manner, AS ALL HORSES SHOULD BE, and what the results will be.
If there were no such complaints, because these horses indeed present their abilities under saddle, we would be much further ahead and the wheat is dived from the shaff.
I also dont understand why the grading system of the master breeders internationally are froned on, not adheared to or duplicated, and then complaints issued, why such win more than often. These wins are well derved in most all cases. they dont send a poor legged horse, or one which cant move to run on the tracks? Beyond that they also grade as to he\she is the fastest.
Many of these "Racers" became outstanding sportshorses here in the USA/Canada. And many of them are also extremely type- look like an arabian horse.-
there are a number of farms who test at home, owned or led by experiened horsemen/woman. One does not necessarily race a horse, to ascertain what is what.
Please name me one breed, which is not testing their horses. The Spanish Riding school brings their offspring in at age 3,5, grades and puts into training what they feel will do. The TB's do that on the track. the warmbloods also do the same, and start selling "remaunts" at age 3,5-4, which had primeliary training and is offered with remarks of finding. You dont hear "this Hannoveranian" will be fast and a winner on a flat track, do you? Or a Belgium a prospect for endurance racing!.
If there are folks who only want a halter horse, breed for one, that's their business. How long such market will last, time will tell. Chances are, not very long anymore.
My opinion of course.
thanks for your post and have a nice day