Monday, April 19, 2010

More on the new ApHC Rule.

I was sent an e-mail containing a letter to AARP written by Cyndy Miller from Miller Farms Equine Transport.  It was a very well written letter that you can find posted here at  

I really hope that Mrs. Miller does not mind me pulling out one paragraph that also express exactly how I currently feel about the Appaloosa Horse Club and their most recent ruling that takes the Club back 20-30 years in the past by allowing horses without an Appaloosa registered parent to be registered with full breeding rights.  If you are not yet aware of the newest ApHC ruling, you can check out my blog post from last week, or another blog post from My Appaloosa Adventures, or you can visit the Face Book pages for those members opposed  or in favor of the new ruling. Interesting that those "In Favor" of the ruling seem to be talking about getting it changed or making additional changes to the registry that would basically eliminate this ruling.

I've taken one liberty and changed where she put AARP with ApHC.

While we have proudly maintained our membership for several years and have long admired the ApHC goals and principles, regrettably, we can no longer endorse it's abdication of our values. Your letter specifically stated that we can count on ApHC to speak up for our rights, yet the voice we hear is not ours. Your offer of being kept up to date on important issues through DIVIDED WE FAIL presents neither an impartial view nor the one we have come to embrace. We do believe that when two parties agree all the time on everything presented to them, one is probably not necessary. But, when the opinions and long term goals are diametrically opposed, the divorce is imminent. This is the philosophy which spawned our 200 years of government.  


  1. Well written, interesting that the "supporters " don't appear to want it either

  2. Thanks Anna!

    Very well put!!

    Carrie Giannandrea
    Dances with Horses
    Formula One Farms

  3. right on! As a breeder of ApHC for 40 years the management is on the way to disolving the register. Everytime they make changes it drops the number of mares we breed by 20%
    Maybe we need a HAY PARTY. LEMHI JIM

  4. Was the registry not formed to enhance the breed,to protect its genetics, keep the appy from becoming a colour breed. The appy is a unique breed. It's history is second to none. Let's keep what lead we appy lovers/breeders to the appaloosa in the first place. Let's not let it come to where any flea bitten, oddly bred old nag with a spot be mistaken for a true appaloosa.