Originally Posted by Gizmo
I kinda know what you mean by breeding whatever the heck people want and stuff, but what is so wrong with an unregistered horse. My horses is full blood QH and he isn't registered. Its just something that the owner never did I guess.
Anyways. I think they are both lovely horses and she is going to throw and adorable baby. You will have to keep us updated.
There is nothing wrong with an unregistered horse. I don't think that anyone that has a problem with people breeding actually has a problem with unregistered horses.
A registered horse is traceable. If you buy a grade, you have to rely on the word of the seller to give you any clue as to the horse's history. They could tell you that the horse is pure but not registered, that the horse's dam won the Triple Crown, whatever they want. Most people are honest, but there are people who are not. Having papers means that even the less than honest people can't lie too badly about the horse.
A papered horse is a far more attractive buy for a lot of people. Not saying all people, for sure there are lots of people who prefer grades. I myself have only owned papered horses, but that is because all I have owned are OTTB's which have to be registered. A horse with papers will usually sell for more than a grade that has similar qualities.