BT is a program that you sign up for and pay a fee. Then at the end of the year you get money back from the registry for the number of points you earned. It's good if you're going to be doing a massive amount of breed shows, good to have if you want to sell the horse as a show horse, but not needed if you're not going to do a lot of breed showing.
APHA: "It’s a program that pays cash dividends for points earned by nominated horses at APHA-approved events. The Trust is designed so that everyone responsible for the success of an outstanding foal is rewarded financially: the stallion subscriber, foal nominator and horse’s owner."
At the breed show level, a scar would count against her unless you can cover it up. That's why most halter horses are kept indoors 24/7. You can still do showmanship, and show halter at the open show level just fine.
Last edited by oh vair oh; 08-24-2012 at 03:16 PM.