The point is you won't get a great deal more for her being registered since it wasn't done at the appropriate time, when she was young. Every once and a while APHA will offer lower prices just to get their registry numbers up, but they are few and far between. What I can't understand is how people think they will be keeping this horse forever and not considering that life and employment and riding needs change. I just can't understand not paying the smaller price for registration and members fees and generally not having to deal with dna when the horse is under a year and instead waiting til the horse, which is now much older will require a dna cost, along with a higher registration fee and a membership fee.
In our area right now, no one would buy her even for $500. We are still in the middle of a hay drought.
I have a couple of times purchased those horses people chose not to register and ponied up and paid the fees. Generally when the horse was sold I would just break even when you considered the fee cost. Needless to say I don't do that anymore.
A woman can NEVER have too many horses.....