Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Really, it's not that big of a deal. If he was a breeding animal then yes, it might be a problem, but he's a gelding.
Exactly. I had the same thing when I bought my paint. There was a signature of the registered owner on the back. I filled in my info, sent in the fee and received and updated reg certificate.
Don't go making things more complicated that you need to.
I was also told to wait six months before registering, just in case the horse didn't work out. I was told it is not a good thing to have too many short term owners on a certificate - makes the horse look bad. That and the cost may be why some people skip registration. Honestly, I don't see the point of registration for a gelding/non-breeding stock. I just did it to have the fancy "paper." :)