I wanted to get your input on registering Opal's baby and getting her inspected and approved in one of the mare books.
I understand that Mannhattan is approved/licensed with both Oldenberg NA and Oldenberg Verband. Aside from the Old Verband costing more, I wanted to get some input on where you think the baby would be better registered. Opal is a registered, papered TB (and I have her original JC papers) of good bloodlines and conformation. It seems to me that she'd be more likely to be placed in a lower mare book with the Old Verband, but wanted thoughts on where she'd be best inspected/registered as I want what is best for the baby. Hoping for a boy - will more likely than not geld as in all reality I don't have the money or the means to promote a stallion, and if it's a filly, will likely be listed for sale. That said - what are your recommendations?
Thanks for your input!
Here's a link to a few pics of Opal just to give you an idea of what she's like (if you are interested).
(please note the ONLY confo pic I have on this computer is from her straight off the track about 4 years ago - it will give you an idea of angles, but NOT of any muscling or conditioning as she's in much better shape now - I realized I need to get current confo pics).
And here's a trot video from over a year ago when she was just starting back in work - she's out of the pelham and in a happy mouth loose ring but I don't have anything current unfortunately. I do have a show jumping video with Emily on her but please note it was both Opal's and Emily's first big show together and Opal was excited and I think Em was a bit tense/nervous. Again not looking for a riding critique as Em's riding has come VERY far since then - just for an idea of her movement if anyone cares.