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    12-02-2012, 01:17 PM
  #21
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Originally Posted by maura    
He looks all Arab to me as well, and may have some Egyptian in him. LOTS of reasons not to register a purebred, the biggest being if they're geldings and not halter show quality, it's an expense that doesn't really add value.

The Arabian breeder I worked with not only didn't register the less than top quality colts destined to be geldings, they gave a lot of them away, and that's when the market was much better than it is now.

I'm sure you'd love to know his pedigree, but other than that, unless you planned to show him on the Arabian show circuit, would papers really matter?

He looks like a delightful, useful, all around good guy - I wouldn't care if he was 1/4 Bashkir Curly! Hope you have many years of enjoyment with him.
Wow, I didn't know that.

And that's very true; I really could care less about his papers, I'm just curious =]
     
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    12-02-2012, 01:17 PM
  #22
Trained
Just checked, provided his parents are registered and his breeder would sign the paperwork, it will cost you 375$
     
    12-02-2012, 01:18 PM
  #23
Weanling
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Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
Just checked, provided his parents are registered and his breeder would sign the paperwork, it will cost you 375$
Oh my gosh! Definitely not getting him registered, haha. I'm merely curious; just once of those things that would be nice to know =] I don't even know when he was born or anything, just his approximate age.
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    12-02-2012, 01:20 PM
  #24
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Originally Posted by Eolith    
It's not hard for me to believe that he's a purebred Arab.
I agree. I see absolutely no phenotypic evidence of any other breed.

DA, tons of people breed registered stock and don't get their production registered for any number of reasons...a lack of papers is no indicator of whether a horse, dog, or anything else is "purebred" or not...
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    12-02-2012, 01:23 PM
  #25
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
He's probably the best horse you'll ever own! My first Arab was a lovely little grey mare and she got me totally hooked. Can't imagine not having an Arab for my personal horse.

I vote pure, he's got that older Arab type all over him. The breeders were probably going for the more modern look and decided he'd be a gelding, so didn't reg him. Registering him at this late date will cost you a bundle, I wouldn't bother. I'd contact everyone who can give you his breeding info, it would be nice to know his pedigree.
Aww, that's how I am! Right before I got him last winter, I started riding this little anglo-arab mare at my barn and I just fell in LOVE with her. She died a few months later from stomach cancer, though =[
I went back to riding the TBs and decided I wanted a pony. My mom actually found Imagine for me listed on Craigslist, and I fell in love with him from the moment I saw him =]
It would be very nice to know his pedigree, but it's not a huge deal =]
     
    12-02-2012, 01:25 PM
  #26
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Originally Posted by JustImagine    
Oh my gosh! Definitely not getting him registered, haha. I'm merely curious; just once of those things that would be nice to know =] I don't even know when he was born or anything, just his approximate age.
I'd still do the research, tho. It's interesting, to me at least, to know about ancestors, what they did, how they looked etc. Especially with Arabs there is sooo much info out there, and pictures
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    12-02-2012, 01:38 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
I'd still do the research, tho. It's interesting, to me at least, to know about ancestors, what they did, how they looked etc. Especially with Arabs there is sooo much info out there, and pictures
Ohh yes! I would love to see baby pictures, haha =]
     
    12-02-2012, 01:50 PM
  #28
Trained
I guess if the progeny came out particularly awful you wouldn't want a paper trail. But if the horse would make a good riding horse wouldn't you be able to justify a higher price with papers?

(The OPs horse is a super cute fella!)
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    12-02-2012, 01:57 PM
  #29
Weanling
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Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
I guess if the progeny came out particularly awful you wouldn't want a paper trail. But if the horse would make a good riding horse wouldn't you be able to justify a higher price with papers?

(The OPs horse is a super cute fella!)
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The woman who broke him used him for a lesson horse for around 6-8 years before his previous owners (who I bought him from) bought him. I can only guess she had some issues with him as she used a Tom Thumb bit that he absolutely hated, so he would jam his head in the air to get away from it, so they tied his head down. His previous owners put a nice bit in his mouth, which I still use, but he was still afraid of the bit and wouldn't accept it; I finally have him accepting the bit right now.
He also has a pretty steep club foot on his RF. It doesn't make him lame at all, but he does carry it a little differently and is stubborn sometimes about picking up his right lead canter.
I bought him for $900.
I'm guessing they probably didn't register him because they didn't think he was good enough to registered =/
He's an absolutely amazing little guy, though, just misunderstood in the past =]
     
    12-02-2012, 02:04 PM
  #30
Trained
I bet he is
And it's amazing how they thrive once they come to the right person.
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