Originally Posted by nrhareiner
Each registry is different. I breed QH and they are open to TB that are registered with the Jockey Club. Paints APHA are open to AQHA registered horses along with JC horses.
Again each breed is different as to what they will let in.
However I do not use TB in my breeding program as they do not work for what I do. You see that cross in the more traditional English type events like HUS H/J and so on with in the QH breed.
Each breed of horses do have certain genetic disorders. However unlike most with the different breeds of Dogs we have DNA test for each. So you can breed them out fairly easily. Where with dogs you can not.
Also a big differance with horses at least registries like AQHA and other stock breeds. You can pull reports that will show you each registered foal for each horse what they have won and in what and what is the best crosses and so on. This if you really study it can help when it comes to breeding.
Ex. I was talking to my trainer the other day. I told him I had booked the mare who is up there now to Marthas Mega Jac and I got a good deal. He asked what I thought about anouther stallion they also stand there and asked why I had picked this stallion for that mare. I told him that first I like the HJ86 lines which he knew. I also told him that the mare he was riding her dam was a g-daughter of Poco Bueno and although it was not through Great Pine which is a very nice proven cross on HJ86 that is was still the Poco Line and should work very well. He agreed. If as a breeder I can not get this type of info I would be breeding blind in many way which is what you see with dogs.
Ah, I see, so the access to the records of get becomes an invaluable tool! I wish there WAS something like that in the dog world - there is to some extent with conformation showing, but not with working trials so much.
There is actually a lot of genetic testing that can be done these days with a lot of the dog health disorders - the problem is people refuse to do it, or ignore the results when they do. I think that may be a major difference in ethics between most dog breeders and horse breeders. A dog can have a crippling eye disorder, be a known carrier of the gene causing the disorder, but if he wins a lot in the show ring people will still flock to breed to him. People place genetic health on the backseat to conformation quality, and shrug it off to say that if they eradicated all breeding to specimens with the disorder there would be nothing left to breed to. It's shameful, but a valid demonstration, I think, of where your horse registries are primarily populated with people who still want to do things the right way. Dog people seem to have lost those ethics long ago. I'm impressed by the difference, and it gives me hope with my own canine breeding program
thanks for answering my questions!