I have 4 documents for my mare: (1) passport, (2) certificate of ownership, (3) inspection results, (4) pedigree from her breeder going back a couple generations.
The passport is pink with the zweibrücker brand on it. The inspection papers gave her a composite score of 7,3 and a silver premium designation. I know nothing about what any of that means, or even what scale it’s on (assuming 1-10?). And I’m also not sure if it means she’s approved with that registry for breeding, or if it’s just acknowledging that both her parents were.
She’s a tough horse, barefoot with great feet, who loves to jump, and in my experience, is freakishly trainable, with a lot of drive and eagerness to please. Unfortunately she just fell through the cracks somewhere early in life and wound up with a few dangerous habits undersaddle (probably how I came to acquire her for the price of the TBs on CANTER …but also ). I have really come to love her and think she’s something special. So we’re trying a rehab training program and I’m hoping it works for us. But if it doesn’t, I’ve been advised to consider selling her to a non-riding home as a broodmare, which is why I’ve taken this sudden interest in understanding her papers.
Not knowing much about breeding, I am also not sure whether that’s considered a “good” life for a horse, or if it’s wise to breed a horse with an intractable training problem. So that said, I do also have the option of retiring her to the family farm, where the horses are basically feral on 100 acres. And then I also have the option of selling her to a trainer with disclosure, though even in that scenario it would be beneficial to advertise her potential as a broodmare. So basically, all of my fallback options for her would be clearer knowing more about sport horse breeding and understanding her papers.
Any input is appreciated! TIA