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post #1 of 13 Old 02-09-2014, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Whoops. Bought a new horse!

So, I've casually been looking for a project horse, and I stumbled across the perfect one today!

She is a 2, going on three, Standardbred mare. She was never raced, and doesn't pace. She stands at 15hh already, so she's going to be a big girl!

The sad part is, she was going for less than meat prices... I'm glad I snatched her up quickly.

Apparently she is register-able, with a DNA test? I've never had to register a horse, so im not sure what the process is.

But without further hesitation, here she is!!

PS. This lovely lady needs a new name. Any ideas? I want something spunky and a bit unusual
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post #2 of 13 Old 02-09-2014, 02:50 PM
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congrats on your new baby she is pretty
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post #3 of 13 Old 02-09-2014, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! I'm so excited for her to arrive on Saturday!

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Congratulations, she looks sweet...I'm glad you could "rescue" her.

The name "Bliss" just popped into my head when I saw her ~ not what you asked for in a name but probably how she'll feel.
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post #5 of 13 Old 02-09-2014, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Congratulations, she looks sweet...I'm glad you could "rescue" her.

The name "Bliss" just popped into my head when I saw her ~ not what you asked for in a name but probably how she'll feel.
I hope she's as sweet as she looks! Her old owner only had her for a few months, so this poor girl has been moved around a lot in a short time!

I do like Bliss!

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post #6 of 13 Old 02-09-2014, 03:20 PM
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She is cute.

I'd certainly do whatever you can to get her registered. She will be worth more, and it's best to know what her lineage is, even if she never sees a racetrack/show arena. It's just a fact that registered horses are more desirable. (Incase you ever have to part with her in the future)

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post #7 of 13 Old 02-09-2014, 03:21 PM
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Where are you looking to register her? I think registration would require you know the parents and possibly at her age DNA test to confirm her parentage. That said, the only registry would be the race registry which she may or may not be part of or eligible for. Is she broke to harness at all? A two year old going on three not trained to harness sets off some alarms bells to me as far as soundness which is why I ask.

Either way she looks cute! Welcome to the wonderful world of standardbreds.
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post #8 of 13 Old 02-09-2014, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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I do have her parents names written down somewhere....

I don;t even know where I can register her, I've never had to do this before.

Is there a cut off point as to when I can register? Or can it be whenever?

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post #9 of 13 Old 02-09-2014, 03:27 PM
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I do have her parents names written down somewhere....

I don;t even know where I can register her, I've never had to do this before.

Is there a cut off point as to when I can register? Or can it be whenever?
It can be whenever. The DNA test is like a paternity test for people. Sample of hair are pulled from mom, dad and your new girl, and parentage is verified through DNA testing. It's painless and simple.

Usually the longer you wait though, the higher the price goes. Best to have it done early on.

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The Canadian Trotting Association and USTA require that horses be registered before turning one. I believe this is the registration site for the Canadian organization

Changes To Canadian Registration Requirements For OSS-Nominated Horses | Standardbred Canada

You may be able to register in another way. Even if you were able to register it would require at least a freeze brand and a DNA test I.e. "Canadian registration through Standardbred Canada requires that the foal be freeze-branded and DNA tested by an Identification Technician before registration can be completed."

In most horses registration does increase value but for standardbreds because the value is based in lines or track success if you have no intention of breeding her or racing her there are no great benefits. Which means that in the wider world it does not have much value. No one buys a pleasure standardbred because its registered with the USTA. Most horses that are bought by people who care about registration in the standardbred world are bought based on lines or race record of which would require registration. I have not heard of many non-registered standardbreds unless they were bred by the Amish or were crosses.

I ask about family names because parent lines can have some fun names like Mr. Telephone man, Beach towel or precious bunny.
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