And some times the breeder is just lazy!
I've had three (still have one) that should have been registered but weren't, got the names of sire and dam on one (I think he may not have been registered because he was a cremello), and saw enough of the pedigree on the other two (weanling colts), people were selling out I guess and these were their last foals (I didn't buy from the breeder, I bought from someone that got them in a package deal, he said the breeders didn't bother because they weren't going to get anything for them anyway).
And then you get the lost papers, bought one horse that wasn't advertised as registered and they didn't have the papers (so no selling ploy), but I recognized him as a horse I'd nearly bought a few years earlier and at that time he was reg. APHA.
And last year I sold an APHA gelding, and a few months back saw him on FB with a 'does anyone know this horse' because apparently his papers had now been lost (I'm pretty annoyed about that), I was able to give her his reg. name and correct age (apparently he'd lost a few years since I had him).
Last edited by haviris; 10-29-2013 at 02:05 AM.