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post #1 of 15 Old 11-05-2012, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Why Register? my horse is a purebred paint. I have his pedigree and both of his parents are registered in the APHA. I want to register my horse but I need a reason.
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-05-2012, 10:42 AM
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Why do you need a reason if you already want to do it? Isn't that reason enough? Or is it because you have to convince someone else to pay for it?

If that's the case, then the absolute BEST reason to register a purebred horse, even a gelding, is because registered horses will command a better price than a grade if you ever have to sell him.
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post #3 of 15 Old 11-05-2012, 10:49 AM
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Just do it. I am a registration fanatic, I feel a horse's papers are his 'birth certificate' or 'passport' and don't believe they should be deprived of their heritage if it's available to them.

A registered horse can show at open and breed shows, is sometimes eligible for various prize and money programs not available to an unregistered horse. Sometimes, even if all you do is trail ride, the registry has prize and recognition programs for time spent in the saddle for its registered members.

Papers make your horse more saleable in some cases. If you decided to sell your horse but put that he was registerable but not registered, people like me will skip right over him and not even consider him as a buy. And while I won't even consider an unregistered horse, I will pay more for one whose papers are in order and has a traceable history.

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post #4 of 15 Old 11-05-2012, 07:13 PM
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Just a quick few reasons:
- Being able to show in a lot more classes
- Worth more (though some reg. horses do go to auctions/kill) if you decide to sell
- Known pedigree on paper, and breeder info, so if anyone owns him later on, they will know more about him.


If you sold him later on, and couldnt contact the owners, you would have mroe luck Googling his registered name to look for him (even maybe in show results etc) rather than googling "BillyJoBobbyMo" which could be a common barn/stable name. If my horse/s (currently don't own any) could be registered, then I would register them.

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Think of it as his safeguard should you ever need to sell him.
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post #6 of 15 Old 11-05-2012, 07:25 PM
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I have two registered mares that I own for pleasure - one is a Morgan with a champion grandsire, and one is a QH with a champion grandsire. I would love them both without their quality pedigrees, but for me, I choose to register because I find researching the history to be very interesting and informative! :)
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post #7 of 15 Old 11-05-2012, 08:12 PM
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Besides the reasons mentioned above, it only costs you $15 (+$40 if not a member). How many things can you do/buy for a horse that cost so little?

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Besides the reasons mentioned above, it only costs you $15 (+$40 if not a member). How many things can you do/buy for a horse that cost so little?
To Register him in the American Paint Horse Association would cost me $100 and and additional $20 for membership as I am still a youth.
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Why do you need a reason if you already want to do it? Isn't that reason enough? Or is it because you have to convince someone else to pay for it?

If that's the case, then the absolute BEST reason to register a purebred horse, even a gelding, is because registered horses will command a better price than a grade if you ever have to sell him.
Well, my mom wanted me to give her a reason to have him registered.
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Well, my mom wanted me to give her a reason to have him registered.
Main reason then, is that it adds value to the horse. In case you ever need to sell, you can post his pedigree, claim his registry and add money onto his purchase price because he's registered. Since you're young, you can also say he's kid-safe and that's worth $$$$ too, if you ever need to sell.

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