That said..with the "new climate" emerging we might find ourselves coming under government laws. I.E. in Germany a bred purebred bitch can ONLY have 6 offspring from a litter registered. Period.
Many groups such as HSUS, PETA and many members on this forum have advocated a tax on all registered horses (as we know the purebred breeder produces too many culls to get one good one) SARCASM folks...
One suggestion was to tax every breeding mare stallion and resulting foal.
Of course these are not laws YET..but it is prudent for registration groups to provide a data base. Just in Case
An open stud book does not guaranty the demise of a breed..just look at the Appaloosa..TB, AH and at one time Arab. But now..the breed for halter does not need color, stripped hooves nor sclera around the eye..the breed may collapse within two more decades..why bother..The Curly Horse registration body have an open book with curly coat and little mane or tail as absolutes for includsion
The TWH has an amazing gait HOWEVER even on this board, what one thinks is a wonderful head bob and gait on a plantation type horse..another poster will say it is all wrong. Further comments has been posted about the pedigree and value of certain horses. If one does not have an ethical group who track the pedigrees how is one to know who they are breeding to genetically..??
The Preacher has VALID points.. don't complain about the government if you do not vote and the same applies for service clubs.