Hmmmm, the A division showed an increase in revenue of over $15,500. Wonder how much of that was because of the dreaded half price hardshipping rate and how many A sized owners took advantage of the break in fees?
I don't know if that is just regular registrations or that includes the hardship registrations. It doesn't even say on the sheet how much money was made on hardships.Hmmmm, the A division showed an increase in revenue of over $15,500. Wonder how much of that was because of the dreaded half price hardshipping rate and how many A sized owners took advantage of the break in fees?
Ok, but that still doesn't answer my question... So is "Straight" just/only/exclusively AMHR registered? Meaning, that if my foal is sired by a AMHR/ASPC stallion and out of a Straight AMHR mare.... the foal would be Straight AMHR, right?Yes, it is a marketing thing. I don't think only sounds very good.
That is because it is the Congress issue...the next one will focus more on AMHR since it is the Nationals issue!... Even the latest issue of The Journal focuses primarily on Shetlands...
I agree with you on this. When I advertise or tell anyone what we have, I usually say "all our horses are AMHR registered. Many ot them are also ASPC registered and some are also AMHA registered" I don't have an "only" in the herd because they are all important to me whether they belong to one registry, two registries or three.Personally I fail to see why anything other than "AMHR" is required. I would never advertise a horse as "AMHR only" so likewise see no need to say "straight AMHR". If the horse had more than one registration then I would say AMHR/AMHA or ASPC/AMHR or whatever the case may be. Less confusing that way.
Very often straight AMHR seems to be used by some to mean (or imply) no pony breeding. That is very misleading when someone is advertising a Mini that is sired by an ASPC/AMHR stallion or that is the grandson of a Shetland.
If you are proud of your AMHR breeding program then call it an AMHR breeding program and be done with it. This sort of reminds me of the many times when someone asked what kind of horses I have and I replied proudly "we have Morgans...what kid do you have" and the response was "oh I just have some Quarter Horses". Just? I never, ever thought of saying "we just have Morgans" .
I agree with you on this Jean.... I also have been in this business a long time and very well remember... If she was just AMHR, she was nothing... It was all about AMHA and the bonus was AMHR (and alot of people didn't care if there were AMHR papers at all) .. Through all the years that I have been in this "AMHR Only" just wasn't worth as much in many peoples eyes.... even though there were and still are plenty of Top AMHR stock out there.I've been in this business for a long time - and way back in the dark ages when you could haul a mare out of the pasture and take a Grand home.....if she wasn't registered with AMHA - she was called AMHR-"only". That just chapped my hide. Today, when you can't enter the ring unless you work that horse 6 days a week and she never sees a blade of grass, if she isn't ASPC/AMHR - so many refer to her as AMHR-"only". Again, that really chaps my hide as such a derogatory word. Personally I like the term "exclusively" AMHR because some of the best Blinkety-Blank horses out there are "exclusively" or "straight" or (shudder) "only" AMHR. Do I have an ASPC/AMHR stallion? Yes. But he will be bred to some "exclusively" or "straight" AMHR mares...producing "exclusively" or "straight" AMHR offspring....and I'm proud of it.
I am thinking some folks are going to the taller horses because there is more and more interest in driving. The larger horses are more fun. Ten years ago when I bought my Jerald cart, there were hardly any carts or harnesses to choose from. Now there are dozens! I think that shows where a growing interest is. If one wants an athletic companion, one might prefer the larger "R only" horse.I'm also seeing more and more breeders changing over to the over 34" AMHR/ASPC horse to the detriment of the under 34". I'm disappointed in that... But, the more breeders who switch the smallest of the small horse will just become rarer and more valuable. I became disillusioned with LK Farm when I started seeing them breeding more and more ASPC... I felt betrayed on behalf of Buckeroo. Although, it's moot now.
By George, I think she's got it !!!! (quoting from the musical...can't remember it's name)Why even include the word 'only' then? They are AMHR.
My Fair Lady I thinkBy George, I think she's got it !!!! (quoting from the musical...can't remember it's name)
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