I own an Appendix! Actually the origin is not from the AQHA but the horse industry itself. The American Quarter Horse was named for its ability to run a quarter of a mile with those powerful hind quarters. (why many well bred quarters are shown for sale with a rump view) Some 40-50 years or so ago, the industry decided to breed the TB into the Quarter horse to add stamina. It was becoming so common that the AQHA in its quest to maintain the "purity" of the breed made a side bar registry thus calling it the Appendix to the registry & the name of the breed was born. No one is trying to ruin anything with the registry.
BTW did you know an Arab, Saddle bred cross can be registered as an Arab, a Saddle bred & a National show horse....hmm if you had single papers you would think it was purely bred? just an example to show what they were trying to achieve...purity of a particular breed
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Last edited by eclipseranch; 07-03-2012 at 08:05 AM.