HELP! Would like to get a TB mare approved? Where to go an how to start?
I think this must have been discussed/asked before but I couldn't find anything, so I'm hoping there is someone who can help me figure this whole thing out.
I have a LOVELY Thoroughbred mare that recently came off the track. She is sound and super athletic, so I'm aiming to develop her for a career as a sport horse (just giving her time to fatten up now, she came off the track about 300lbs underweight). That being said, I think she has a lot of nice qualities for a sport horse breeding program and I would like to go ahead with getting her approved with one of the WB registries now, so all of the pieces are in place if she does end up getting injured or something else down the line.
So, my questions are....
I'm not really sure which registry (or registries) to go for approval in? Do I just try for approval in the registry where I like the stallions best? Is there more prestige associated with one than the other? Is it based on the mare's type?
This mare is going to be a big tank with a huge hip and shoulder, just nice type and well balanced. About 16.3hh, maybe a hair over. Super refined head and smart eye, good temperament- HUGE mover, lovely jump. Would want to breed for a bit more bone, but that's more or less a given when you are breeding TBs to WB stallions for the most part. I will not breed her until she is at least somewhat proven as a sport horse (Training level eventing++, or equivalent if she ends up preferring a different discipline)
Please don't criticize me for "not knowing enough to be breeding". I'm just starting my research, and am not planning on breeding anything for years down the road if ever.