Not sure if this is in the right area… This is my first time posting on any forms so please forgive me if I am doing something wrong. I have a four-year-old gelding who is Halter bred. I do not have his papers in front of me but he has sierras tribute, kid clu, Sierra te, perpetualism, and several other halter champions. I do not show and will only be using him for trail riding. I was recently told that Halter bred horses do not make good riding horses. Is this true? He will not be beefed up or fed to make him heavy. Will that make a difference? He has recently been broke and has only been out of the round pen a few times. So far he has done great under saddle, but he has a very rough trot. Rougher than any horse I’ve been on. I was told this was because he doesnt have enough strength yet to trot smoothly because he is young. Could that be the case or is it because he is halter bred and will always be rough under saddle? Why is it that Halter horses do not make good riding horses?
This is all new to me. He Has the sweetest personality of any horse I’ve owned and I am really hoping to keep him for trail riding. Any information or advice would be really appreciated! Thank you