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post #21 of 28 Old 04-02-2014, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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I prefer that he is branded as well.

Maybe I should suggest then that on our return home with the horse we stop by the breeder for the branding? That way it is on their hands to do the branding and only a half hour added to my haul (not including the process etc.)...
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post #22 of 28 Old 04-02-2014, 03:53 PM
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My understanding: The brand doesn't buy you much if it is not registered. I branded my horse, but the brand used is registered.

At this point, I would amend the papers and do more research on branding your horse. You may want to design your own brand. You should have a vet with freeze-brand experience apply the brand.

But, even that is not a given. The vet that did my red dun caused one end to be black. One section to be white, and no change to the rest of the brand. It's more of an eyesore than anything.
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Doing the above after a DNA test of course!
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post #24 of 28 Old 04-02-2014, 05:44 PM
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Sorry about your headache! Sounds like you had a really good plan, what with the purchase and then sending the horse to a good trainer. Hope you get this worked out soon. =D
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Thanks Corporal!
I am very excited over this horse and he has been progressing extremely well at the trainers. Have been on cloud nine about him until yesterday afternoon when I noticed the issue :-/
He has gone from an unbroke 2 year old to a horse that is doing walk trot lope, soft to both sides, backing up, tucking his nose and starting to turn on his haunches in just the first 33 days of training. I am excited to see what 60 brings! and then a year with me just doing trails and exposing him to cows and then back to the trainers next year for another 60-90 days :) Hopefully will make something nice in the end! :)
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post #26 of 28 Old 04-02-2014, 08:21 PM
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Verifying the DNA match is definitely a good idea.

Given the option, I'd personally go for fixing the AQHA papers rather than adding the brand. I don't really see brands adding any value in identifying a stolen horse that the registered recorded face/leg markings don't already do. I've seen several of threads in this forum with people looking to trace back their horse's history based on a brand and never seen it be useful (except in the case of JC lip tattoos or mustang neck freeze brands, but that's because of the central data repository associated with them)
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post #27 of 28 Old 04-02-2014, 09:55 PM
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My TWH bears a large white freeze brand on his near shoulder yet there is nothing on his reg. paper. I've spoken with the breeder and it denotes order of birth at her place. It's not the markings the horse is born with. Brands can be adulterated.
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post #28 of 28 Old 04-03-2014, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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I know that through Aqha when a brand is added you have to send in corrected paperwork to show the new marking or scar. And I assume that to remove a brand I would have to show proper paperwork/pictures along with the correction papers. I guess I just feel that if I purchased the horse and his papers came with the breeders brand on his back hip he should have it. Huge oversight on the breeders part to consign and sell a horse without being sure his papers match (brand wise) as everything else is in place to show it is the same horse as the papers say it is. I will need a DNA test for my own assurance and hopefully get him his brand. Its a farm with good standing in the horse world and great lines so if anything I hope that it helps rather than hurts in the future.
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