Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southwest Arkansas
You probably want to call them anyway, because the way I am reading the rules it states that, starting in 2012, ALL KMSH must be certified as to gait by the time they are four years of age or their temporary registration expires. So if Macslady has a "non certified" KMSH she may or may not actually be registered, depending on what the rules were at the time. Clear as mud, no? And as far as riding papers, no, you can't, but it comes in handy for other things. I know who bred my mare in Kentucky, how long they owned her before selling her to a ranch in Montana, and who bought her and brought her to Arkansas, where she ended up with me. When you buy a grade horse, you generally have no more info on the horse's history than the seller chooses to reveal (if indeed they know). Even age on a grade horse is often a guesstimate.