DISCLAIMER: DO NOT ANYBODY GET SHOOK UP!
Okay - first, I am told that the Registration Division of AHA is extremely slow this year on ALL paperwork, including foal registrations.
Second, this is not the time of year when people are into all the work, effort that it takes to complete foal registrations. Those with stallions Could (note I said could) be at shows so don't get proper paperwork, breeders might be out riding their horses, in the hay field, lots of things they could be doing with horses AND family.
So jest to whet the appetite and a comparison to last year, 2013.
There are a total of 50 foals registered, 4 are Straight Egyptians.
52 foals registered for 2013 as of May 3, 2013
90 foals registered for 2013 as of May 31, 2013
169 foals registered for 2013 as of July 8, 2013 as shown in Datasource at 10 AM
Next report is not going to be done until into August, closer to September.
Let's not scream, hollar, and tell me how negative I am. The facts are what the facts are.
Mathematically if one takes the days from May 31, 2013 to July 8, 2013, that is 5 weeks or going to use that figure. Now reality wise, not sound I know. Taking 5 weeks into the difference of 90 foals (May 31) to 170 foals (July 8 and yes it was 169 technically) is a difference of 80 foals divided by 5 weeks for 16 foals a week being registered. JUST THEORETICALLY.
Today is the 11th of June so make it about 2 weeks -- no 3 days short but this is about -- so 16 x 2 weeks = 32 foals, drop and make 30 foals. Then take the 90 foals figure of May 31, 2013 and add 30 foals (because remember it is June 11th and not May 31) would make about 120 foals for a like date last year, 2013 of June 11. IOW calculation what a June 11, 2013 registration foal figure would most likely have been.
Todays count of 50 vs 120 shows a drop of 58 1/3% less than a year ago.