The American Part-blooded Horse Registry (APB) was founded in 1939 in response to a popular demand for a facility where well-bred horses, though not purebred, could be registered and permanent records maintained. Registration papers enhance the value of a horse by authenticating age, breeding, color, markings, and ownership. Papers also help bring better sales prices.
The APB continues to offer a unique service internationally. Papers are issued on half-bloods, grades, and crosses of light horse breeds. Horses that have at least one full-blooded, registered parent are eligible for registration as half-bloods. A cross would have both parents full-blooded, but of different breeds, both registered, such as a Morgan/Quarter Horse cross. Horse
Horse There are no size, age, or color restrictions, and a photo is not required, although many proud owners send photos to clarify markings or to show us their handsome animals.
About 13 percent of applications are from Canada, and every state in the United States is represented. Also, there is strong interest from foreign countries, with Germany and Australia leading in overseas registrations. Horse
Horse To date, 57 different breeds have been registered by APB, many in crosses involving Morgans. Some of the unusual breeds include: Swedish Warmblood, Morocco Spotted, Icelandic Pony, Bashkir Curly, Connemara, Lipizzaner, New Forest, Haflinger, Andalusian, French Trotter, New Zealand Pony, and Trakehner.