Originally posted by J Swan
It’s a little like throwing pebbles at a castle wall! They are remarkably like the USDA and are really starting to throw money into lobbying. I think having the largest registry in the world is not good enough for them they want to rule it. They are involved in immigration now. I still have no idea how they made that leap.
Many members and breeders that dislike AQHA rule changes regarding the breed standards have resorted to new registries. Just to inform any one interested here is a list of some of the foundation registries.
From http://www.nfqha.com/certification.html :
“When Robert Denhardt formed AQHA in the early forties it was to preserve the bulldog type horse commonly referred to in those days as Steeldusts, or Bulldogs. These horses exhibited the unique traits of a low center of gravity (length of legs not exceeding the depth of the heart girth), exceptionally heavy muscling, powerful hindquarters, deep ‘V’ between the forelegs, good bone and foot, a quiet trainable disposition, and a high degree of intelligence and natural cow sense. These traits combined to set apart the “Bulldog” as a unique individual easily distinguished from other equine breeds
The modern American Quarter Horse may carry anywhere from 100% blood decended from those original Bulldog and Steeldust Quarter Horses, or as little as 10%. It is the goal and purpose of NFQHA to recognize modern American Quarter Horses that carry 80% and greater Original Quarter Horse Blood and exhibit the original breed characteristics. And to also encourage breeders to "Breed the Quarter Horse back into the Quarter Horse".”