I hope that he isn't mean about you trying to get the papers, though some people are interesting characters. I don't know much about the Appy world, but I know that you can (and I believe its a requirement in some circumstances) to get a blood test done on Arabians, when you register them, to prove lineage, I'm not sure if you would be able to do something like that. I've been lucky so far, and all the horse's I've had that are registered have all come with their papers. The only horse who's papers I never transferred were my half Arabian/Pinto. He was only registered as a pinto, and it was way to expensive to transfer ownership, so we never did though we had his papers in hand. Hopefully you can get the papers, and congrats on your new horse.