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E p i c e n t r e
Issue 4

a suggestion

Molly Benstein

Editor

Arabian Horse Express

I read the article on stallion overuse and the foal inspection and registration procedure difficulties and found it very interesting, it reminded me a little of another somewhat rare breed.

Another breed that came back from near extinction, the Friesian, has a system of registering that helps alleviate some of these problems: all foals born of approved parents are registered after inspection in the fall in the "Foal Book" and are showable and saleable. However, at 3 years of age they are inspected again (conformation, movement, etc) for entry to the adult studbook and rated upon acceptance, only the best are allowed to breed, with stallions it is very strict and only one or two a year are accepted.

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