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post #1 of 5 Old 02-10-2013, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Registering my gelding

A few years ago I was given my gelding by my neighbor. He is not registered, and that is something I have wanted to cure from the beginning. We are finally in a position to take care of this, too.
I have no information as to where he came from, only a name that may or may not be correct for his breeder. I've done a little searching and have gotten feeble contact with the man who trained him, but that's it.
My neighbor and his wife (who he bought Geronimo for) divorced/ had a lot of problems come up in their lives and we haven't been able to contact them much since, either, to ask questions. My mom is friends with his wife, and could contact her more easily, but she didn't have much knowledge at all (kind of a "the horses were the husbands thing" type of situation.) I'm pretty sure that it would take nothing less than a stake-out to ask the husband, which I'm not really partial to doing, ha ha...
Geronimo is pretty obviously a paint/qh, not a pinto. He's about 11 or 12, and since I can't find his breeder I don't know who his parents are. I read on the APHA website that I need his parents to register him, and the fee is rather hefty (if I can even register a horse his age at all- I wasn't too clear on that)

My second option was the Pinto Horse Association, which seems to be a better option but I'm not sure.

Has anyone ever dealt with a situation like this? I just want to get him registered, for my own peace of mind, really. I'd be very grateful for any help/ advice given!
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-10-2013, 04:46 PM
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Best and cheapest would be with Pinto Association.

Without knowing dam and sire there is no way to register him as Paint.

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I just want to get him registered, for my own peace of mind, really. I'd be very grateful for any help/ advice given!
What kind of peace of mind would it bring?
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-10-2013, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Ha ha, well, I have two reasons- one, because of the economy, I want him to be worth something. If something happened tomorrow and I had to sell him, I would want him to go to the best home possible, and a 11/12 year old unregistered paint/qh gelding is a dime a dozen where I live. He has good training and he's a pretty good looking horse, but that doesn't mean much- I've seen beautiful, well-trained, papered, younger horses go through auctions and go for prices that hardly do them justice. And to top it off, his personality is a bit difficult. It worries me, especially since we've been going through some tough times and, although things are getting better, we're not in the clear yet.
The second reason is rather stupid and paranoid, but I would just feel more at ease with some documents that say he's mine, even if they don't mean much. I've known people who had a horse stolen and could not claim them because they had no official documents stating that he was theirs, and that just kind of stuck in my mind- I don't even have a bill of sale, because he was a spur-of-the-moment freebie...
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Understood (was just curious)
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