Originally Posted by White Foot
Well registering does make a difference. It proves ownership, shows blood lines, and you can ride in the breed shows. I would rather have a registered horse than a non.
If a horse is registered usually the club will offer alot of benefits.
So does a bill of sale and personal records of lineage. The entire thing comes down to "you can ride in the breed shows."
What benefits does a club offer that you can not get from paying your yearly fee?
What did we do before " clubs" were formed? I belong to the APHA, the Jockey Club and the AQHA, and can tell you I find no benefits greater than a magazine from them.
Registration does NOT make the HORSE any better and I think that was the original *rant* of the OP.
Not knocking clubs or registred horses, just don't believe one is better than the other when push comes to shove.