I would like there to be some discussion on registering cloned horses. I personally see no problems. There are some horses who are just to valuable to their selected fields to ignore.
Bridleless western pleasure and Disciplined rail should be added to horse shows. These two classes show real difficulty and are fun classes.
It is unfortunate that foals that are out of Appendix mares bred to TB Stallions cannot be registered with the AQHA.As a 3/4 blood. In my humble opinion ,these foals should beable to compete and prove they are capeable as they did when the smaller,heavier muscled TB's were proved on sprinting tracks when there were none,many years ago. The Hybrid crosses are of impotance to keep the breed from deterioration of imbreeding... more »
I own a few broodmares and I try to keep track of the foals I have raised. In doing so, I typically choose names for my foals that are easy for me to identify. However, AQHA makes it too easy for people to change a horse's name. I accidentally missed a homebred going through a sale because his name had been changed to something that I would never have chosen. I think the breeder should have the right to say whether or... more »
Amateurs and Youth show exhibitors, non-related, should be able to share the same horse if shown in different classes and the rulebook should be updated to include that. Both riders should be able to compete at their respective Worlds (AQHYA and AQHA world shows)
I would like to propose that AQHA make it a penalty versus a ZERO score for those of us who may want to try ranch pleasure at some of the shows with our show horses with bands in their manes. I think several of us might find ranch pleasure fun but have paid to have professional bands put in their manes and dont want to take them out but we also dont want the stigma of a zero score. It is just a thought that would maybe... more »
to get more participation in halter classes, award one point to a horse after it has shown at 5 AQHA shows, except for Incentive Fund horses, and they must earn their own points but they will be more halter horses showing at shows so more points to be had.
AQHA can capitalize on a significant revenue opportunity by implementing a Half Quarter Horse Registry similar to what the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) has implemented. Simply put, any horse by or out of a Regular registry QH could be registered as Half Quarter Horse; all offspring of a Half Quarter Horse resulting from the cross with a Regular registry, Appendix registry, or Half QH registry would also be registered... more »
it is almost impossible to find a show with many/any stallions. why not show with geldings in the local shows or in shows where less that 2 or 3 stallions are present, with stallions being discounted for breeding faults . I would think they would be judged on the same standard for conformation.
Since aqha changed the white line rule they should also change the rules and let solid color paint horses ne reg with the AQHA. Its only fair! I have 2 solid black yearlings only white is on there pasterns. To me there Quarter horses. What do u all think ?
Add a class for 4 year old halter geldings. Most 4 year old geldings are not mature enough to compete in the Aged Gelding Halter class. Adding this new class would keep more competitors showing halter and give them an opportunity to compete on equal grounds.
AQHA and APHA share common lineages, in many cases, separated only by antiquated definitions of color. Both breed organizations are based on stock horse ideals. Both are showing declines in membership, registration, and show participation. In some parts of the country, both groups have difficulty filling classes. Both have the expense of maintaining complex databases. Establishing a platform in which both breeds could... more »
1.Provide a breeding registry division for stallions/mares that have documented performance earnings/points called the AQHA "Elite". 2.AQHA "Elite" would have different color papers 3.AQHA provides a course on responsible breeding and current trends in breeding, reproduction, equine slaughter, options for the unwanted etc..(Virtual education) 4. Reward/Acknowledge responsible breeding programs. There has to be somewhere... more »
I haven't earned any AQHA pts in WP since 2001. WIth the changes to Novice Amateur status it would be nice to be considered a Rookie with no pts and not showing for 10 yrs. I think that is only fair considering all the other changes especially as I start showing again at 50 yrs old and with a physical disability.
Current AQHA rules prevent an exhibitor from showing as a novice if they had substantial success at any time in their show career (ie: earned a Superior, placed at a World Show, etc). This is a HUGE hindrance to exhibitors who, say showed as a successful youth exhibitor and then took several years off from showing to attend college and start a family. Now, if they want to re-introduce themselves to AQHA and start... more »