I've been really working with some people, read a lot of books, and everyone thinks I'm ready for my first horse that I actually own. I have leased many horses, worked in many disciplines, and I am use to a majority of types of horses of all sizes.
Anyways, I am looking for a young horse that has the ability to do really well in eventing. Also, I plan to do Hunters. I have an idea of the breed of horse I'm looking for, but I was wondering about registries. What registry should I look for, and do they only allow specific breeds?
From what I have read, USEF is the main registry, but they say that they have recognized breeds, so I was wondering if that means that horses like a Hanoverians or Thoroughbred couldn't compete, because that is what it means in dog showing.
One last question, how does registration work? In dogs, in order to get full access, we have to have a pedigree with registered parents and we register them online then get their own number. If they don't have registered parents, then we just sign them up anyways and get full access for performance/companion events. Where do I go to sign up my horse or do I have to look for an already registered one?
Also, what about the USEA, USHJA, or the USDF? Are those main registries?