In general, studbooks are aimed at recording information and from this data, the studbook is managed and policy is established. Because the processes are often set up internally, the service factor is under pressure because they are too focused on the registration of horses. A studbook has a lot of information at its disposal, but that does not guarantee that it will provide good information. A studbook should therefore consider whether it wants to be an administrative office or a service provider to its members and possibly third parties.
The philosophy of a studbook
In addition to the efficient execution of all studbook procedures, cost savings are also achieved by making it possible to enter data outside the studbook (internet self-service) and by using the handy EQUIS apps. Examples include
being able to sketch and photograph animals directly during the chipping process, entering inspection results directly on location, mutating a transfer of ownership and reporting a birth. A higher level of service is achieved, among other things, by making studbook data available via the internet and a Members app. It is precisely these common issues that can lead to a considerable reduction in the workload at a studbook.