I need help! I just bought my first "registerable" horse. I do not know much about the process. I was only provided with an application, a sire and dam name, and the sire's registration #. The sire is a Friesian purebred. The dam is a paint. I was not provided with any pedigrees or copies of registration papers for the sire or dam. I bought the horse from someone who bought the horse from someone who bought it from the breeder...so in other words, I am the third person now who has bought this horse.
These are my questions:
Is there a way to look up the dam's registration # by her name or owner's name or something? I would need this to register her APHA.
Is there a way to get their lineage information from somewhere other than their owners? I need this for her Friesian registration.
Is my mare not registerable because I don't have the above information?
I am also trying to register her Pinto due to her coloring.
I have been trying to contact the people who bred this mare, but so far have had no luck. I guess in the end, it does not really matter that much to me since I am not a breeder and do not plan on showing in breed specific shows. I just thought it would be nice to have papers on this mare.
Thanks for any help!