I do agree with the fact that shetlands should be classes in a ministure shetland division while the the minis should be alone and not capable of cross registering. I say this even owning cross registered horses too. The types are everywhere, even in my own barn I have anything that matches a tiny QH to a tiny TB and even some that look like mini saddlebreds. My one mare was a big winner several years ago but now put up against the ultra refined shetland type, she doesn't stand a chance at first but still does usually place in the top 5. I am betting within the next 10 years that shetlands will not be able to be cross registered anymore and honestly I see it as a way out because some of these shetlands being registered in as a mini are only being done that way cause they cannot compete within their own registry. Even looking at minis from AMHA to the AMHR is a huge difference let alone throwing shetlands in the mix.
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Last edited by minihorse927; 02-13-2012 at 03:44 PM.