Originally Posted by Kiara
Good information, thank you
Another question here, so say you register your horse. You get registration papers of course, but what comes with that? Just the papers or do you get access to resources?
Usually just the papers. In the case of APHA (Paint Horse Assoc.) or AQHA (Quarter Horses) you also become a "member" of the association (membership may be optional, I am not sure). The membership can have some advantages.
My AQHA got me a discount on two Ford vehicles I purchased this year. $500 on each, which more than covered what I paid to register one horse. They have other discounts as well.
Some organizations may also have "family tree" info and online forums available to members.
What kind of resources did you have in mind?