I'm going to pick up my new gelding next week. He is registered with the APHA, and his current owner has his papers as well as all the other documentation for Coggins, etc. and is going to give me all of them. However, she has only owned him for a few months and so never had the papers put in her name. I would like to get his papers put in my name. How do I go about doing this? She is friends with the woman who owned him prior to her, so I imagine getting in contact with her wouldn't be an issue. I'm just not sure how the whole thing works as I've never owned a registered horse before.
So if someone could explain the whole process, I'd appreciate it. :)