Originally Posted by kitten_Val
I don't think it'll help that much anyway. It wouldn't stop ol' Joe from breeding his grade mare(s) to the neighbor's stud. Because he doesn't care about registering anyway so why should he care about inspection.
Well, you may be right and it wouldn't help much with overpopulation (if that was the point you were trying to make. My apologies is you weren't). At least not short term, but it might make a difference in the long run.
Wouldn't it create a higher standard for breeders and ultimately create a different, and frankly higher 'class' of horse overall? There is already some of that classification already, but if they set it in stone that way, I would think the overall quality of your stock would improve across the board as the bar is raised, and the price for western endeavor horses would be driven up eventually. Plus there is something to be said culturally and economically for the focus to become geared toward quality instead of quantity. So, there may over time be fewer horses.
I would add an required standard for in-breeding (or lack there of) as well, to maintain diversity within the different breeds.
Long story short, I'm all for it.