Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
If she's registered Half Arabian, she'll be registered with the Arabian Horse Association (AHA).
No, you can't go around the previous owner but you can call the AHA, explain the situation, and ask that another set of papers be sent to your friend, assuming she's the owner of record on the paperwork. Once she receives them, all she has to do is sign them, indicating that the horse has been sold. When she gives the papers to you, you'll need to transfer the mare into your name before you can show her at Arabian breed shows.
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