I agree, and disagree. If its not on paper, in a registry, how can anyone know for sure? People lie? The dam could be "purebred" but never registered. Or she could look like a QH so that's what they claim she is.
I have an unregistered Curly. He's a Grade. I know exactly where his sire and dam came from. I know when he was born. I know the breeder, but he's still Grade and that's what hed be sold as cause I don't have proof to follow what I say.
Honestly, after everything your saying about the breeder, id recommend your friend taking her business elsewhere. Supporting these backyard breeders that don't pay any mind to genetic diseases is dispicable and unwarrented in the business. She could get a nicely bred, registered, already broke horse for $400 if she looks. The economy is bad for horse buying so she's bound to find a deal.
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