Good morning all!!!
I would like to thank the entire team that has worked hard all these years to allow us to be part of this community.
Congratulations to all of you for your efforts and dedication.
Thank you so much for this wonderful forum.
Good luck to all of you and I hope that the future project will allow you to taste the joy that you have given us
Good Monday everyone
I'm gonna try and sum this up a bit, and maybe answer a few questions in the process. I know I can't please everyone, no matter how much I try. Almost all members, I even dare say 95% of the community has asked for more creative aspects, like T shows. We can't deliver T shows, but I think that member challenges are a great compromise for those kinds of shows. And by keeping the CC hosted R shows (as stated in the announcement) we also keep something for those members that might feel scared to enter challenges or maybe just don't enjoy taking pictures and such. So my hope was that this Plan B would be a good compromise for the community because there will be something for everyone. Even if member challenges will be hosted by members.
I also wanna say thank you to everyone who has shown support for staff in this thread and also in DM's on slack. Making changes like this is scary and horrible because you are so afraid that you are gonna ruin a community or get a lot of members to hate you. So getting those messages helps that anxiety a lot If anyone still has questions and concerns, and/or might not feel like writing it openly in this thread, my DM on slack is always open, 24/7 if you want a quick response (I'm a lot slower on the forum)
Hi guys! Just a last minute announcement that I've been thinking about recently; we all have our own lives to live and sometimes for unexpected reasons we have to go inactive. Although I'd personally love to think everyone will receive their Secret Santa gift, I know that's a bit unlikely so please take this as friendly advice that if by January 1st 2020 you have not received a gift, then it's very likely your person is inactive and sadly, there's nothing that myself or any staff member can do to change it. It's always a risk signing up to this type of event but for the most part, we've always been lucky and members do get their gifts.
And a big thank you to all of you so far who have made and posted your gifts, you've honestly cheered me up endlessly this month seeing all the beautiful gifts and generosity between members
Hi Everyone! I know it had been a few days (some things had come up) But!! The last of all the Halloween Trick or Treating Event has been sent. I want to thank everyone for participating in the event and hope everyone enjoyed it and had a good laugh. Happy Halloween and I look forward to seeing everyone in the Christmas Advent, SS, and stocking stuffers!
November 2018 Announcements Continued
Changes to colors accepted in Cross-type breeds
Until now, a color has to have been confirmed in member of a breed before we would accept it in realistic registration on Equus. Presently, that is being overhauled so that a breed that MUST be a cross between two other breeds will accept any color that those two breeds are accepted to come in. This change will not affect breeds that have established lines and studbooks (Irish Sport Horse, Hanoverian), "pure" breeds (Arabian, Thoroughbred), or grade-type breeds that can accept a medley of outcrosses but are themselves a distinct breed (Azteca, Friesian Sporthorse) , this is strictly limited to breeds that are by design a cross between two or more breeds.
A Georgian Grande must be at least 25% American Saddlebred, so it will now accept any color that is accepted in American Saddlebreds.
An Araloosa must be a cross between an Arabian and an Appaloosa, so it will accept every color that Arabians and Appaloosas are accepted to come in.
There will be some exceptions to this rule- for example, if a breed standard explicitly prohibits a color that could be passed on by a parent breed, that color will continue to be barred from realistic registration.
Here is a list of all currently affected breeds (This list is not final.)
-Georgian Grande (new colors accepted from American Saddlebred)
-Araloosa (new colors accepted from Appaloosa, Arabian)
-Barock Pinto (new colors accepted from KWPN)
-Pintabian (new colors accepted from American Paint Horse, American Saddlebred)
-Welara (new colors accepted from Welsh Pony (all sections)
-Anglo-Arabian (AHA and CIAA) (new colors accepted from Thoroughbred, Arabian)
-National Show Horse (new colors accepted from American Saddlebred)
-Pintaloosa (new colors accepted from American Paint Horse, Appaloosa)
-Quarab (new colors accepted from American Paint Horse, American Quarter Horse, Arabian)
Changes to registration types
It has been pointed out to me that the names of our registration types don't truly convey what their intentions are. Presently, Realistic registration is for horses with confirmed color counterparts in real life, and Unrealistic is to register breeds under colors that they haven't been discovered to carry in real life. However, the word Unrealistic is a bit misleading, as it is entirely possible to breed two realistically-colored horses and produce a horse that can't be realistically registered outside of a grade breed due to color it inherited. Therefore, we are re-naming registration types to better convey their use.
Verified Color Registration is the new name of what was Realistic Registration. These are colors that breeds are accepted to carry on the Master Breed List, and when new color evidence is supplied for breeds, those colors will become 'verified' and added to the MBL.
Open Color Registration is for registering horses under colors that are not accepted by the MBL, and will work the same way that Unrealistic Registration currently does. You do not need to provide evidence before registering a horse of any color under Open Color Registration.
These changes will take place over the next few weeks and into December. All previously registered horses will have their registration types edited to match the new system.
Thank you all, and Happy Holidays!
Disabled Categories are greyed out
This topic will be moved to the category
Looks like your connection to EQUUS | Forum was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.