TWHBEA Registration Question...
Hi again, everyone...I hate to post yet another question when I haven't been able to look at the forum in so long, but you all have always been helpful, so here goes...
Having never owned a TWH, I am not familiar with their specific registration process. I sent in my transfer of ownership form, filled out and signed, last week. I also sent my money order, along with the certificate of registration, also filled out and signed. She has been bloodtyped and everything, so it should be good to go.
I got mail from the TWHBEA today, and it had the old certificate, with the old owner still listed as the owner. The back WAS signed by the executive director, and it said that the transfer had been entered on Feb. 6, 2009. So how come the old certificate with the previous owner still on it? Is this standard? Shouldn't I get a new certificate?
Thanks in advance!
If the previous owner was the breeder, that is why you see their name still on the paper.
If the previous owner was not the breeder, my money's on the fact that the Seller never had the papers put in their name and just handed them off to you --- a very common practice.
The TWH I bought two years ago as a ten year old STILL had his papers signed off by his breeder from when he was foaled. He had passed thru two or three owners during those ten years, but no one ever transferred the papers out of the breeder's name. It's a miracle the papers never got lost:?
Anyway, all three of my Walkers papers, plus my Arab's papers show the breeders name. None of their papers show my name and they are all the old original certificates.
That suits me fine because my older horses papers go back five generations and I don't think the registries do that anymore.
The back of your returned papers acknowledge the transfer date, but if you want to set your mind at ease, you can call TWHBEA. They are a friendly and helpful bunch ---- at least they used to be. There's been a huge shift in employees the last couple years:-(
Thanks walkinthewalk, that makes sense. The one listed is the breeder, and you're right, the people I bought her from never bothered to put her in their names, as they knew she was going to be strictly a "sale" horse...wouldn't have been worth the registration fee, I suppose. Mike (the original, first owner) had signed off on the papers, so I assumed that it would just go right into my name. That's fine with me as well, though, as long as I'm still her legal owner. As always, very helpful. :) Thanks a bunch!
Who was the first owner....I'm just curious...I know a lot of Mike's. what's his last name?
Goins, I believe...of Frankfort.
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