Not being able to help? The WB registries only approve Arabians that do help them, that is the point of adding them into their gene pool. They are breeding the very best sport horses and are always looking at how to make an even better one and if an Arabian can do what they need, they like adding them to their registries. What they want from the Arabian is good bone density, strong hooves and a large heart for more endurance. So they are looking for mares that excel under their criteria, if they happen to be pretty, bonus. If they are not only athletic, but pretty we will see more mares being approved. I personally like this trend. These crosses make excellent ammy horses that can compete to the highest levels in the open shows.
Huh? Not sure why you replied to my comment in this manner. Obviously. I know what Arabians can contribute and I know that if a particular mare is accepted it is because they feel she can help. My mare has a helluva lot better walk and hock action than he does and there are probably many arabians that do. Despite that, I interpret that they are saying don't go there (to SH) because he is so weak behind that he needs to be crossed with lines who are proven to have a very powerful engine. Little doubt we would get very pretty horses crossing arabs to SH but it's not worth it if we are wanting to aim high. Yes? No?