I bred my mare literally months after I got her. We didn't know much about horses or how anything works. We were told that breeding her would "calm her down", so we did. We bred her to this guy:
La Roan Ranger Quarter Horse
Both her, and sire are registered (AQHA). However, we were never told that the guy who bred him, wasn't his actual owner. So, no stud report ever got turned in, even though we paid the full breeding fee. We had no idea how registering works, and didn't worry about it.
The product of this breeding is now 4, and becoming an amazing horse. She has a TON of potential, but, as I have learned, registering a 4 year old through the AQHA costs about $2000.
My friends mom recently told me about "hardship clauses". I have no idea what this is, or if it can even help me. The AQHA World is coming up, and there has always been discounts for transfers and such, so I'll try then (seeming as it's just a 15 minute drive from me).
If any one has any help, it would be much appreciated!:)