My two cents worth! I'm one of those fools that has bought AMHA registered foals only, had to hardship them into AMHR at full cost, because since they were leggy, I knew they would go over, then the stewards proved that with their measurments at shows. without AMHR, AMHA would go under, reason why, they are breeding for the tallest mini to win in the show ring. These breeders are not registering stock into AMHR but selling their young stock to buyers. Int the hope that the buyers will hardship into AMHR, saves them money. BAck in the day, (Horror story), I consigned a beautiful AMHR registered filly to one of those prestigous AMHA sales, you know the ones were the consignment fee is 200, plus all the other costs. This filly was only 30"s, jet black, four white socks, white blaze, good pedigree. Only reason she was only registered AMHR was because the breeder of the stallion, one of the founding members of AMHA by the way, was dismissed by AMHA. Anyway this was an exceptional filly. I knew I was in trouble when the person reading the pedigrees said, "AMHR ONLY", EVeryone turned to look at me like I was a sinner.
I appreciate that AMHR has extended this monetary relief even though I am no longer breeding or buying, as I feel it will make AMHR stronger, as even the AMHA only people are starting to appreciate the AMHR horse.
Pround former breeder of AMHR horses.