Just not that important to us.
Registering horses is important for several reasons.
One, if you have no clue what the animal's bloodlines are, you have no idea whether or not it may have genetic issues. Tracing bloodlines will give you that information.
Two, keeping track of performance bred horses is important, especially since many people want to know what they were bred FOR and WHY. Registrations are important for this, because you can trace performance animals through bloodlines.
Three, what if you as the owner have a financial crisis and need to get rid of the animals? Registered animals are worth more and considered more desirable by people for the reasons I listed above.
Even just as a backyard owner/trail rider, I want to know my horses' parentage, since that will tell me things about genetic anomalies I need to look for, and their suitability for certain disciplines.
It's not about 'snob appeal', and even someone who rides just as a hobby should
be concerned about the things I've listed above. I see no reason why a registerable animal shouldn't
There's nothing wrong with buying
a grade, but if you're deliberately breeding unknown to unknown, then you're being irresponsible.