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post #1 of 8 Old 11-06-2010, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Any registries for my foal?

This is probably a dumb question, but I have a 3 1/2 month colt out of a registered Fox Trotter mare and by a registered QH stallion. I have assumed, because he is a cross, he isn't registerable anywhere.

People keep telling me though that he can be registered. For instance the guy that used to own the mare told me that the foal would be registerable in both the QH and Fox Trotter registries (um, I don't think so!), another friend thinks he would be able to be registered with either the Rocky Mountain or Kentucky Mountain saddle horse registries, but I looked those up and they seem pretty strict and won't take a cross like that. Then, another person told me there must be a 1/2 QH registry since there is a 1/2 Arabian registry. Sigh! I keep telling folks I don't think he is registerable.

So who is right, me or them?

IS there any registry that will take a QH/Fox Trotter cross, or can I just tell folks once and for all, they don't know what the heck are talking about?


I love my baby just how he is, and I plan to get him gelded and make him a trail horse someday, but if he WERE registerable, I would probably register him. But I am tired of hearing people tell me to register him when I don't know of a registry that will take him. Thanks!
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-06-2010, 11:21 PM
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Generally if it's important enough to you, there is some kind of registry out there for just about anything people can make up. There IS a half QH registry out there.....whether it's reputable or not is another story. :roll:

But question why you want it?? All they will do is charge you money and send you a piece of paper that means very little. You could print one out on your own computer if you just want a pretty piece of paper. It has about the same amount of value as some of these "lesser" registries.


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post #3 of 8 Old 11-06-2010, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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It's really not important to me. Papers don't make the horse in my humble opinion. It's all about the temperment, training and enjoying the horse. But it does seem to mean a lot to other people.

I think there is a gaited pleasure horse registry out there that would take him, if he shows a gait, but who has ever heard of the gaited pleasure horse registry? Not me. So yeah, I would rather not just throw money away on a not-serious registry.
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-07-2010, 07:50 PM
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There are several options. First off what color is horse? What color eyes? Any paint markings? ( I know you said QH, but I think FTs can be spotted)

There is the Half Quarter horse registy. If horse has paint markings can be reg pinto. If horse has blus eyes can be reg. In blue eye registry. There is a grade horse registry, depending on how tall I think the American indian pony registry, and Im sure others. Even if not a huge well known registry, at least you have documantation on your horse.
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-08-2010, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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He's the foal in my avatar (see my "Horses" section for more photos). He's liver chestnut going gray, has minimal white markings, and unfortunately no blue eyes (I do love blue eyes!).
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I've heard of the UPHA registry for gaited horses. My hubby's fox trotter was a rescue so we don't have papers on him, and I've thought about submitting an application to the UPHA as a 'surprise' for my husband. In the midwest there are a few shows that are advertised for UPHA registered horses. I think it started up to give an option for gaited horses to be registered for those of us who don't want to financial support the TWHBEA with all its record of soring. I think it's up to you - it might be fun to do it, just to say you have..... but if you're trail riding (like I am) all the fun stuff you might do doesn't require our horses to be registered. I have QHs but didn't even know there was a half QH registry...it's not affiliated with the AQHA, I bet!

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post #7 of 8 Old 11-14-2010, 06:35 PM
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American Indian Horse Association, My filly is going to be registered there. He mom was a reg. Paint & her dad was a pony. Lol They pretty much take anything. They don't seem to be strict.
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post #8 of 8 Old 11-14-2010, 07:49 PM
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Oops - I misspoke. It's not the UPHA I was thinking of, it's the NWHA for horses with a running walk or the PSHR (Pleasure Saddle Horse Registry) for other gaited horses. The PSHR has a hardship registration clause that even covers horses of unknown parentage (like my husband's fox trotter with no papers).

Quote from Rule #7: "For a limited time, application for registration of high quality, gaited horses of unknown or unregistered parents is possible under the "Hardship Clause". Applications falling under the Hardship Clause must be submitted with a VHS video tape or DVD showing the horse performing an easy-riding soft gait, such as the running walk, flat walk, rack, pace, stepping pace, foxtrot, slow saddle gait or single-foot. For a description of these gaits, see our Gaits page. A self addressed stamped envelope must be enclosed if you want your video returned. The PSHR reserves the right to deny registration of any horse that does not pass the video inspection for gait. Additional registration fees apply. Please see our Fees page for price. "
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