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Advantages of IBHA Registration

IBHA registered horses have increased in value since the need was created to have such a registry. The horse industry as a whole continues to grow. A great many people are seeking out good breeding stock to add to their herds and they insist on registered horses. Many people are looking to double registered horses and many IBHA horses qualify for double registration. IBHA competition has grown and awards can be earned with lifetime points accumulating for IBHA registered horses. With the ability to compete and earn awards and to have a higher value on your horse, IBHA is the way to go with your Buckskin, Dun or Grulla horse.

Colors that are eligible for registration in IBHA....

Color & Description

BuckSkin

 

Dun

 

Grulla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buckskin

A true colored buckskin should be the color of tanned deerhide with black points.  Shades may vary from yellow to dark gold. Points (mane, tail, legs) can be dark brown or black. Buckskin is clean of any smuttiness. Guard hairs which are buckskin colored grow through the body coat up over the base of the mane and tail.

Dun

Dun is an intense color with a hide that has an abundance of pigment in the hairs. The dun color is a duller shade than buckskin and may have a smutty appearance. Most dun horses have dark points of brown or black. Dun horses sport the "dun factor" points which include dorsal and shoulder stripes, leg barring, etc.

Grulla

Grulla is also an intense color. The body color can be mouse, blue, dove or slate colored, with dark sepia to black points. Grulla (pronounced grew-yah) has no white hairs mixed in the body hairs. Grulla horses have the dorsal and shoulder stripes, and leg barring.

Red Dun

The Red Dun will vary in shades of red, in the range of peach to copper to rich red. In all shades, the accompanying points will be darker red or chestnut and be in contrast to a lighter body color. Red Dun must have a definite dorsal stripe to be eligible. The dorsal stripe will usually be dark red and predominant. Leg barring and shoulder stripes are common. Horses with faint  dorsal stripes that do not appear on photos may be denied registration.

Brindle Dun

A different and unique body coloration with stripes appearing over the barrel of the  body and most, if not all, the dun factor characteristics. Brindle Duns show up in the Netherlands and they are referred to as an ancient dun color. The peculiar body markings can appear in the form of tear drops or zebra stripes.

A true colored buckskin should be the color of tanned deerhide with black points. Shades may vary from yellow to dark gold. Points (mane, tail, legs) can be dark brown or black. Buckskin is clean of any smuttiness. Guard hairs which are buckskin colored grow through the body coat up over the base of the mane and tail.

Horses not eligible to register.

Any horse having Albino, Appaloosa, Paint or Pinto horse characteristics are not eligible for IBHA registration. Palominos with dorsal stripes are not eligible. Line back sorrels, chestnuts, greys and bays are not eligible. Matured horses under 14 hands are not eligible.  Horses showing a predominance of grey hairs to become greyer and horses showing roans hairs throughout the body are not eligible for IBHA registration.

 

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