What's the difference in Modern, Classic, and Foundation?
Can a AMHR horse be registered into ASPC? If so how much does it cost?
Does anyone know of any good overo or sabino bloodlines in ASPC/ AMHR horses?
Any input would be GREAT!!
Thanks great information!! Now I understand better!!Wow, big questions. First, an ASPC shetland pony can be registered as a mini as long as it's under 38". However, an AMHR horse without documented ASPC parents can not be registered with the ASPC in general. There's another "half breed" registry under the umbrella of the ASPC/AMHR that I'm aware of but really can't give you any information on (sorry!).
Difference between Modern, Classic, and Foundation is based on TYPE and lineage. However, the lineage is becoming fuzzy with some new rules passed by the board recently. I'll start with the easiest:
Foundation - the foundation is a pony 42" and under, that is stockier. A pony with substance, one that would do well as a child's mount. To be Foundation certified, the pony must have all A papered ponies 4 generations back.
Classic - a refined version of the foundation. Usually leggier with a longer neck. A papered. Has a nice easy gait. Can be as tall as 46".
Modern - generally, a B papered pony with a certain percentage of outcrossing to hackneys or other gaited ponies. Trots level and powerful. Can be as tall as 46". These are the ponies you see braided up.
As far as color, Lewella would be the best source for reliable color and bloodlines. I am a color breeder (mainly toveros) but do not intentially breed for double registered shetlands.
Here are examples of a foundation and a classic: