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        11-15-2010, 02:33 PM
      #11
    Showing
    Why can't she be registered as a Half Arabian? If her Arabian parent is registered and DNA typed, she can be registered with the AHA.

    I've never heard of APRA. It sounds like a made up registry for horses that are unregisterable with their actual breed organizations, for whatever reason.
         
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        11-15-2010, 02:40 PM
      #12
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    Why can't she be registered as a Half Arabian? If her Arabian parent is registered and DNA typed, she can be registered with the AHA.

    I've never heard of APRA. It sounds like a made up registry for horses that are unregisterable with their actual breed organizations, for whatever reason.

    Her parents arent registered as far as I know. Www.arabponies.com
    Better than nothing IMO. $400 is really very little for a horse I think....but I suppose economy is bad. Anyways thanks for all the great replies and opinions I will consider what you have said
         
        11-15-2010, 02:42 PM
      #13
    Banned
    Maybe things are very different in your area. Have you shopped for a horse lately?

    Good horses with training and ability are going for pretty cheap now. Way expensive horses are still way expensive horses. Every day horses are not getting what they used to.
         
        11-15-2010, 02:50 PM
      #14
    Trained
    I suppose it would depend on your area.. I went on horseclicks and looked up yearlings or younger for my area. They were between $400-$6000. However, I'm from North Dakota, and we aren't dealing with the economic problems nearly as much because our state has a surplus still.
         
        11-15-2010, 03:20 PM
      #15
    dee
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    I wouldn't trade my filly, Rain, for anything - but the simple truth is that she is a grade filly that is fairly well lead broke (hey, she's only four and half months old - nobody's perfect at that age!). She stands for the farrier, doesn't kick and doesn't bite. She's quiet and sensible, not spooky at all. She will make an excellent riding horse...eventually. Realistically, this time of year, I'd be lucky to get $25 for her - and that would probably be from a kill buyer. The low horse prices around here have closed down most of the local horse auctions - there used to be one in every small town around here.
         
        11-15-2010, 03:25 PM
      #16
    Showing
    Exactly, dee.

    This is a grade, weanling filly, nothing more. There are quite a few others just like her out there, and they're going for pennies on the dollar.

    I've been restraining myself to try and say nothing about the filly's unregistered mother being pregnant again, with probably the same unregistered sire's baby.

    Because making more grade horses is such a great idea.
         
        11-15-2010, 03:35 PM
      #17
    dee
    Started
    SR, don't get me wrong, I think grade horses have their place - every horse I've owned has been a grade horse - most were pure QH, but unregistered all the same. However, that was back when the horse market was pretty decent. Nowadays, even the breeders of quality registered stock should be thinking twice about breeding, IMHO.
         
        11-15-2010, 03:41 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    Shay-la paid $350 for her registerable weanling Appy colt sired by a local halter and performance champion and out of a broodmare with a futurity producing sire line. She couldn't GIVE him away right now with winter upon us - nobody is so desperate for an unproven weaner colt that they're going to spend hundreds of dollars feeding him until spring. And our economy is GOOD compared to the US!

    It's hard enough to sell horses before winter, never mind worthless colts that are nothing but a mouth to feed. People know all these horses will still be available in spring and nobody is going to rush to part with their cash.
         
        11-15-2010, 03:43 PM
      #19
    Showing
    Dee, I also think grade horses have their place.

    But not those that are being bred with no thought to their lineage, plans for the foals, or why they're being bred in the first place.

    Just because a horse has a uterus doesn't mean it needs to have a foal every year. Especially ones that aren't registerable by any official breed registry.
         
        11-15-2010, 03:57 PM
      #20
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Piaffe    
    Her parents arent registered as far as I know. Www.arabponies.com
    Better than nothing IMO. $400 is really very little for a horse I think....but I suppose economy is bad. Anyways thanks for all the great replies and opinions I will consider what you have said
    Link comes up with a 403 error.

    As far as you know? Don't you own the mare?
         

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