Horses - Inspections
Expert Scott Hassler
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I have a new TB mare with a clubby foot (farrier says it is a very mild grade). My vet has OK'd her for breeding and is not concerned. I would like to take her to a warmblood inspection. Can you tell me if this will go against her?
have a Thoroughbred mare that I would like to have inspected in the AHS.
How can I determine if my mare has the conformation and movement to even
be considered for their studbooks?
A: The advantage of taking your horse to a breed inspection is to receive papers for your horse. This will establish and prove the pedigree. And, you will have information necessary for sales, breeding, records, or theft. Without papers, all these things are hard to achieve.
Q: If a registered appendix quarter horse stallion (his dam is a thoroughbred and his sire is a quarter horse) is bred to a registered quarter horse mare and a registered thoroughbred mare, how can the two offspring be registered?
Q: Do you think it is a good idea that if a breed show had a class of unregistered horses that met the requirements except for blood line that would compete for smaller awards or honorary registration?
A: I feel a class like this would be good recognition for these horses. There are many nice horses which are not registered and there is definitely a place for them in the show ring. So, yes, I support this idea.
Q: I have a new TB mare with a clubby foot (farrier says it is a very mild grade). My vet has OK'd her for breeding and is not concerned. I would like to take her to a warmblood inspection. Can you tell me if this will go against her?
A: There are no classes that I am aware of to help you with the stallion selection process. Hilltop Farm, periodically, holds Breeding Seminars and included is usually a small seminar discussing the best ways of choosing a stallion for your mare. Also, the Stallion Studbooks available from the registries is a good way to study bloodlines.
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