From the Desk of
Ed McCurdy 2020
269 Foundation Mares
35 Foundation Stallions
390 Pedigree Registered
8 Appendix Geldings
752 Total Registered MPH
There are three types of Registration in the McCurdy breed and they are as follows:
1) Foundation Mares and Stallions are those horses that have been performance registered, i.e. they were inspected and video posted to social media before being approved by the Registry board.
2) Pedigree Registered horse is a result of the cross of two foundation horses (McCurdy Stallion X McCurdy Mare) or two pedigreed registered horses.
3) Appendix Registrations are the result of crossing a Foundation or Pedigree McCurdy (stallion or mare) to another registered gaited horse (TWH, Missouri Fox Trotter, Racking, and Rocky Mountain. Breeds with termino are not allowed: ie Peruvian Paso or Paso Fino.). The first generation cross is registered as a 1/2 McCurdy. One outcross is allowed and is registered as 1/2 McCurdy or Appendix McCurdy. To apply for appendix registration fill out the Pedigree Application Form and x out the breeders block.
McCurdy Plantation Horses are naturally gaited. Their natural saddle gait is commonly referred to as "the McCurdy lick." It is a straight forward, lateral, four-beat, single-footing gait that is extremely smooth.
They also perform the flat walk and running walk, the natural rack, and an ambling stepping pace.
In all cases, it is a very smooth, comfortable gait that literally can be ridden all day without rider fatigue. The McCurdy is noted for giving a safe, secure, smooth ride in any terrain or condition.
Accepted colors are all solid colors, Black, Bay, Sorrel, Chestnut, Gray, and Classic Roans (blue, black, red). No white above the knee or on the body. Star, snip, blaze accepted on the face. Legs can have a coronet, or a sock.
Breeders make sure your horses reflect these standards. If crossing a registered TWH, MFT, or Racking Horse mare with a registered MPH stallion for an APPENDIX Registered McCurdy foal, the mare (dam) must also meet these color standards.
MPH allows one outcross, to produce more of the same typey McCurdy bred horses. Breed like to like, keep it simple, and your foal will qualify for Appendix registration.
Three photos of a horse submitted for ALL registrations must accompany the paper work. Both sides and face. Standing on a flat surface.
McCurdy's Confederate Jasmine, classic vintage McCurdy mare, Lowndes Co. Alabama born & bred. Bred, trained, and ridden by Colleen Cates, Director