Registration provides advantages for you, as an individual owner, and for the Rocky Mountain Horse breed as a whole. As an owner, you will find that registered Rockies have a greater value than unregistered Rockies , because future owners can breed and register offspring from a mare or stallion. In addition, sanctioned shows and competitive trail rides require registration for any gelding, mare, and stallion. Registration papers also provide a history of ownership and breeding, while providing important information on heritable traits if future owners consider breeding. Finally, registration information helps the RMHA track the number, gender and bloodlines of this rare and wonderful breed, helping to ensure quality in the future.