Q&A Questions and Answers:
What are the requirements to register a horse -- for example, a Saddlebred like Willy?
ANSWER:Various breeds have different requirements. Some breed registries are based on the horse's ancestry (like Morgans and Arabs); some on its coloring (like paints or appaloosas); some on its ability to perform in certain events (Standardbreds, draft horses, etc.), and some on the way it's put together: height (such as ponies), number of ribs (Spanish Barbs), etc. For the Saddlebred, registration is based on who the critter's mammy and pappy were.
The American Saddlebred Registry rules state, in part: "The following requirements must be met for a horse to be registered with the American Saddlebred Registry, Inc.:
"1. The horse must be of pure American Saddlebred blood and must qualify to its parentage by blood or DNA testing, and/or any other identification procedure deemed necessary by the Registry.
"2. The sire and dam must be registered with the Registry, and all transfers of ownership must have been recorded in accordance of Section V."
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