Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Alberta, Canada
Yes. Ask to see the papers (not a photocopy but the originals).
Ensure the horse described on the papers is the horse you're looking at to buy.
Ensure the registered name of the present owner is the person you're buying the horse from.
Ensure they have properly filled out the transfer papers. Depending on the association, it may be part of the papers or a separate piece of paper but it should be clearly marked as transfer papers for that association.
If you buy the horse, take the papers yourself and send them in. Sometimes the buyer offers to do it for you, but unless they are 100% trustworthy, you may never see the papers. May as well mail them in yourself.
Happy horse buying!
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