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  • Buying a horse unregistered
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    01-23-2008, 11:09 PM
  #1
Showing
Crossbreds

I have a couple of honest, sincere questions that are not meant to start a huge argument, I am curious about market tendencies as I might be looking at buying an unregistered crossbred...

- Are you more likely to buy a purebred or crossbred, and why?

- Are you more likely to buy a horse that's unregistered or registered? Why?

- Would you buy an unregistered crossbred?
     
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    01-23-2008, 11:21 PM
  #2
Weanling
I would personally not buy an unregistered horse as in the discipline that I ride, there are no shows for unregistered horses.

If I was looking for a horse to give lessons on or a field friend - I would be more then happy to own a unregistered or grade horse
     
    01-24-2008, 12:54 AM
  #3
Weanling
Honestly - I don't care at all what breed of horse it is. All I care about is that if they put their best foot forward, sort to speek.
Which would lead to the next question. I don't mind at all if the horse is registered, or unregistered. I don't show in breed classes for the moment, I'm aiming towards the jumper/dressage ring.
     
    01-24-2008, 02:20 AM
  #4
Banned
1) I am more likely to buy a purebred, although I don't mind crossbreds as long as their registered.

2) I prefer reg. Horses because of showing purposes (breed classes). Also they are easier to trace. You also know their pedigree, age (with unreg. Horses you can't be 100% sure unless you've owned it its whole life.) etc.
Also when buying unreg horses you never can be sure of its breed exactly.

3) probably not.
     
    01-24-2008, 04:44 AM
  #5
Green Broke
I show hunters/jumpers with a little dressage on the side so I could care less what breed it is or what papers it has as long as it moves and jumps well, goes soundly, and has a nice personality. I've seen idiot warmbloods and amazing grade horses and everything inbetween. One of my favorite ponies was a QH/Welsh cross. Welsh cuteness and movement, QH personality! Unless you're showing breed specific shows or getting into breeding I don't think it's important at all.
     
    01-24-2008, 12:05 PM
  #6
Started
I'd agree with Upn: if the horse can do the job well and has an engaging personality, its good in my book.

HOWEVER...unless a crossbred horse is already performance trained, I am NOT going to pay purebreed prices for it (aka "sporthorse"...one of my pet peeves). Paying 20k for an untried purebred mare, yes, well, you are paying for bloodlines and breeding potential as much as athletic potential in that case. Paying 20k for an untried crossbred gelding...no thanks.

Anywho... *hops off the soapbox*
     
    01-24-2008, 01:45 PM
  #7
Foal
Over the past 35 years or so, I've had several different breeds, cross-breeds and a couple that were mixed from who knows what. A few were registered and came with the papers....but most weren't.

I don't breed, show or compete in any sort of sanctioned competition, so for my personal uses, it don't matter if they're papered or not.
When you get down to it, I only got three requirements in a horse.
It's gotta be healthy, it's gotta have some size and it has to like people. Being "Papered" aint got nothing to do with any of them three things.
That being the case, I certainly wouldn't pay extra for one that was.

But that's just me.

No offense meant to anyone.
DGW
     
    01-24-2008, 02:50 PM
  #8
Started
I would only buy a purebred registered horse. Probably only a quarter horse.
     
    01-25-2008, 05:59 AM
  #9
Weanling
- Are you more likely to buy a purebred or crossbred, and why?
Either. Health and Personality prevail.

- Are you more likely to buy a horse that's unregistered or registered? Why?
Registered. If I can get the same quality horse, at the same price. My horse is registered and I love to lookup his pedigree (which traces back forever) and see pictures of his relatives. I also love having his baby picture on his papers. It also makes him seem more official. I have his papers locked away in a fireproof safe while the deed to my (newly paid off) car is just chucked in a pile somewhere.

- Would you buy an unregistered crossbred?
Yes. But I'd expect the price to be lower.
     
    01-25-2008, 08:49 AM
  #10
Foal
I have a Shire x TB, I've had him 14yrs and he is an absolute angel. He Hunts, Show Jumps, Shows (in hand or ridden), does Dressage and is extremely well mannered, I couldnt have wished for a better horse, he is one in a million. I really don't think registration or breeding matters unless you are planning to Show or Breed at a high level. As long as the horse is healthy and is happy to please you and does all the things asked of him/her then that is all that matters. X
     

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