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Which is better: lower book RPSI or higher book Oldenburg/ISR / CSHA...? Or don't??

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  • Which is better: lower book RPSI or higher book Oldenburg/ISR / CSHA...? Or don't??

    I have a mare that grew up nicer than expected She's well bred (SWB/TB), but was definitely a gawky baby. At seven she's finally filled out and looks like the nicely bred sporthorse she is (yay!). I have no personal plans to breed, but am considering presenting her as a "just in case" for down the line.

    She is fully eligible for CSHA or Oldenburg/ISR approval, OR could go into a lower book of RPSI as her sire is only approved CSHA although he's registered SWANA. I had a good chat with the RPSI folks (very nice BTW!) and they were encouraging to present her with them based on on the confo and performance photos I sent.

    So which would mean more to you? Lower book RPSI, or main mare book Old/ISR or CSHA?

    Or just don't bother, and if someone else breeds her down the line, let them deal with it? My one concern there is if she were a broodmare due to injury, would it be that much harder to present her?
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    you could also just do both.

    I have a mare that is main mare book AHS and OLD NA.

    Just gives me more flexibility with stallion choices.
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    • #3
      As a fellow Canadian I always prefer to support a Canadian horse breeding organization. If your mare is eligible for full CSHA papers then that is ultimately the best way to go. I have bred CSH's for over 30 years and sell a lot of my foals BECAUSE of that breeding. And most of my high end hunters sell to the USA again because of the proven pedigree of my registered Canadian Sport Horses. As a mare, eligible for full breeding approval with the CSHA, it would be a win win situation for you no matter what her future.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post
        you could also just do both.

        I have a mare that is main mare book AHS and OLD NA.

        Just gives me more flexibility with stallion choices.
        I agree - I would get the approvals you can. Generally the higher book for which the baby is eligible is best, I'd think - but if you can choose among the best fitting stallions if you get multiple approvals that seems the best bet.
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        • #5
          CSHA no longer dual registers. (Just to keep in mind)

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          • #6
            You can register your mare with the registry that you prefer...then have her *approved* with others.
            I do this quite a bit....
            I use CSHA because as a Canadian I like to support a Canadian Registry....but it is difficult to get the young mares inspected for breeding approval after they are three(required to register her foals)...I am in BC and they seem to have forgotten about us out here!
            I also use RPSI and find them very good to work with....and they have yearly inspections an hour haul away from me.
            I also like that RPSI scores the foals as weanlings. Papers do take awhile to come back from Germany tho<smile>
            Martha
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              #7
              Sorry, should have been clearer! She's already registered CSHA, I'm thinking of approvals. And Pinto Power - that's my issue! I'm in your area, which is why RPSI is attractive.

              It would have been pointless taking her as a 3yo unfortunately... she's a bit of a late bloomer
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              • #8
                I would absolutely present her to a registry that will let her be in a Main or (hopefully) Premium Book, so CSHA or ISR/Old would be my vote for sure.
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                • #9
                  Ibex...you have a PM
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                  Martha
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                  Tobiano Pinto Sporthorses
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ibex View Post
                    Sorry, should have been clearer! She's already registered CSHA, I'm thinking of approvals. And Pinto Power - that's my issue! I'm in your area, which is why RPSI is attractive.

                    It would have been pointless taking her as a 3yo unfortunately... she's a bit of a late bloomer
                    As others have noted, nothing wrong with getting a mare approved in several registries, other than the expense.

                    personally, if you have no plans to breed her, I wouldn't bother, unless you think she will be so great her scores would help sell her down the road.

                    As for soundness -- especially with older mares, all the inspectors of every registry will take that into account, although of course she will get higher marks in gaits if she IS sound.

                    I use RPSI as well (MMB) and I've been asked why, since both my mares are registered AHS and approved AHS/RPSI.

                    For me it's a matter of location, timing & convenience...might be the same issue for you.

                    HOWEVER, all that being said, if I was a buyer, I would prefer a MMB than one in the lower books, simply because of the production aspect.

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