Staying Within The Confines of a Registry??
How hard do you try to stay within the confines of your chosen registry...or do you? We started out with Hanoverian branded mares and I like the registry so this is what we did the last few years (we are SpruceView Hanoverians after all lol ). However, I now have three mares that are not branded H and if I want to register the foals H I have to breed to an H branded stallion. I feel a bit like this is limiting me from making the best stallion choice for my mares....but I am worried it is going to get a bit complicated going with multiple registries.
I know this isn't a big deal I am just curious as to whether others out there let registry "limit" their stallion choices or do you pick a stallion for your mare and then register the foal accordingly? (assuming mare is eligible for approval with multiple registries).