Originally Posted by dbarabians
I see so many Friesan stallions listed for crossbreeding I find it hard to believe that a registry would kick so many horses out for simply breeding.
Even the big reigistries are suffering from lower numbers of foals being registered each year and are relaxing their rules and allowing older horses to be registered. Can the Friesan registries afford to lose good paying members? Shalom
The reason that rule was added in the first place was an attempt to protect the breed, IMO. They were hoping that it would discourage crossbreeding and help increase their numbers. Logically, breeders would not want to risk their coveted registration to crossbreed, if they cared enough to have a high quality registered stallion in the first place.