I know what that's like! Especially with coggins reports! It is a common error with transfers of ownerships and such...Do you have all your papers in order to get her registered again in your name??? Like previous owners names that are on her papers and such??? I can look up that stuff as well since I have APHA PLUS....Just let me know and I'll zip you the imformation!
Did you get papers with her? On the back of the papers the previous owner has to sign off on them.(the one listed as the owner on the APHA papers themselves.) Then you just fill out the information and send it in for transfering...along with the fees of course.
However if the papers did not come with the horse, you have to look up the previous LISTED owner and try to get them to sign off on the papers...so you can transfer her into your name.
Well hopefully they have already transfered their names to the paper..other wise it falls back to the person that was last listed with the APHA.It gets complicated then and expensive as you have to acquire a new registration paper from APHA..have the last owner listed sign off the mare on the back of it, then you can sign the back and send it in..BUT they will only release the registered papers to the last listed owner..NOT YOU...a reciept for owner IS the REGISTRATION PAPER, not a signed contract. I always tell people how important it is to go ahead and send papers in so they won't be lost..with todays prices, sometimes you get a little more if papers are in order if you decide to sell her later.
If the registration certificate was lost, the owner of record can sign an affidavit for duplicate papers and a transfer of ownership form, and it can all be sent in together with the required photos and fees, and then the duplicate papers will be sent out to the new owner specificed on the transfer form. If necessary you can send in 2 or more transfer forms at the same time if the chain of ownership must be documented through more than 2 owners.