Originally Posted by faye
There are hundreds of heavy cobs on the market at the moment, the vast majority end up in the meat wagon.
The RDA don't tend to want many horses over 15hh as it makes getting people on and off them very difficult (I've worked with both RDA and PARA dressage)
They are Mutts, not some pedigree horses. You are breeding UK stock to WB's or Drafts just because they fit a description doess not make them a purebred. I had a purebred connemara who was often mistaken for a newforest pony, does not make him a newforest.
Finaly to officialy become a breed the registry that holds the certifcation rights must be registered with DAD-IS (The UN registry).
Sugarbush is not a recognised breed.
Ok, firstly there is no regulation I can find that says breeds MUST be registered with the DAD -IS. Infact there are breeds which arnt listed like the Brabent. Each country has the choice to use the system, they are not required to.
Secondly, as there are only 12 of the original horses left the breed is considered an extinct breed until 10 separate bloodlines are created from the foundation registered horses and the original horses. Foundation horses can't be counted so it needs to be 5th generation youngstock thatbare counted for seperate bloodlines. Once we get to that point the breed will move from "extinct" status to "endangered" status. As a breed classified as extinct it wouldn't show on the DAD-IS system.
Thirdly "mutt" refers to a mongrel dog. My horses are neither dogs nor mongrels as they are selectively bred and have recorded pedigrees. As I am at the beginning stages of re establishment sure, my horses will start off as cross breeds but they won't stay that way. How do you think we have so many different breeds in the first place?
Fourthly I asked if anyone knew of a dilute draft stallion. I did not ask if people would like to tell me that the breed I and several others are trying to re establish is a real breed. We know it is a breed and we are dedicated to bringing it back.