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post #1 of 2 Old 10-10-2009, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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How far do you think registries should go in regards to crosses?

I have owned two warmbloods that weren't pure breds. My first was a KWPN DWB, and his grandfather was a thoroughbred who was big in Ireland. I now own a registered SWANA SWB, but he isn't even half Swedish. His father (who is registered as a SWB) is 1/4 Hannoverian. His mother is a registered KWPN DWB, but she is half Trakhener and has Westfalian in her as well. Going back to her great-grandparents, there is only one registered KWPN out of 8 (one pair of great-grandparents were both westfalian and got registered as KWPN). She is listed as the "undefeated Top mare of Holland as a yearling, two, and three year old".

I think they were both very well bred, but I certainly wouldn't consider my "SWB" to be a real, pure SWB. It doesn't really bother me because he is such a great horse, but it seems like the lines between the breeds are being blurred with him. In your opinion, how far is too far with introducing new blood to a breed without losing the distinction of the pure breed?

here is my first horse, he was the registered KWPN but only 3/4 actually KWPN DWB:

My current SWB who is actually less than half SWB (not the greatest of pictures but too lazy to take more):

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I don't think it was (or is) the goal of *most* warmblood registries to be "purebred" registries, but registries for developing the proper type of potential performer using their *approved* bloodlines--- which, depending on the registry, can be a few or many. But regardless of what they allow for bloodlines, the inspections and tests help regulate type and adherence to their own "breed standards". So my answer is, according to these registries, crossing within the allowed bloodlines is a tool-- a "means to an end", rather than a detriment to a breed that is not designed to be "purebred" breed, but a composite/developmental/goal oriented one.

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