I have looked at hanoverian.org to try and figure this out, but it is still confusing me. I understand that the studbook is open, but I only partially understand what that means.
Basically, the parents don't have to be a Hanoverian for their foal to be. I was wondering where the line is drawn at. Does one parent have to be, then the foal is judged to see if he can be registered?
What if a horse registered with the American Warmblood Registy is in foal from a Hanoverian stallion. Is it too late to register the dam as a Hanoverian? Can her foal be registered as one? Do you have to wait until the foal Is a certain age so it can be judged to see if it fits the breed description?
What if two Thoroughbreds produce a foal that fits the description of a Hanoverian? Can the foal be registered as one?
Sorry, this open studbook thing is new to me.