Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: south east oklahoma
• Horses: 0
qhdragon said that her appendix didn't have much TB blood in it.
in the quarter horse registry (AQHA) an appendix horse is 1/2 TB. the sire or dam is full TB, and unless the appendix horse is not upgraded to full QH status by winning a register of merit in some AQHA event, the next offspring does not get regular papers either. don't know how far this goes before the papers change back.
this is one of the things (only one mind you) that makes me mad with the AQHA. it's only done by race breeders and it continues to dilute the old quarter horse bloodlines. while i say that and mean it too, i will state for the record that i look for, and like three bars, easy jet, and leo in my horses pedigrees. three bars was a TB, easy jet had a TB mom, and leo had a TB dad. still these horses produced usein' horses. that is to say they have good minds and are athletic.
still, i'm against the continued allowance of TBs in QH breeding. it's only allowed because the AQHA makes money from the practice.