His papers are, I guess you would say old. Basically what I gather has happend was when the person I bought him from, (We will call her L), when L bought him as a foal back in 2003 his breeder merely signed the back of his registration paper and gave it to her even though it indicates that the new owner needs to be filled out, etc etc. and penalties could occur.
Then L never registered Cinny in her name, just held on to this certificate. When she sold Cinny to me, she obviously just sent me the certificate that shows the breeder selling it. The date of gelding isn't even filled out, completely blank except for the signature of the breeder selling it and the date 2003.
I'm not sure what I need to do. Any time I ask the seller for anything such as copies of shot records or the coggins test she comes back at me with "why do you need THAT?" so it's a big pain in the neck. According to the APHA, from what I see it saying, and I could be interpreting it wrong, that if the registries skip an owner then I have to send affidavits to all the owners and pay all their registrations to in order to bring it up to date before I can do it. Does anybody know if this is right?
Does anyone have any advice on how to proceed from here??