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post #1 of 22 Old 11-05-2013, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Register a gelding?

Do y'all register your geldings? Is there a point in it?

I have a gelding here on the place that I have owned for a little over a year now, I broke him and have him doing a nice job for me as a dog horse.

I have a couple of people who are hounding me to register this horse, and "put him in my name" (random people). I have the papers on him, and more than trust the lady who I got him from.

What is the point of registering a gelding? obviously the blood line has stopped, I dont show, or compete with my boy.

The only benefit I can see to registering this horse, is to the registry its self.

So again, do y'all register your geldings?

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post #2 of 22 Old 11-05-2013, 08:49 AM
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I have never changed the names in any of my horse's passports.

Too lazy, and I am not a competitor.. but I always have bills of sale for the horse.
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post #3 of 22 Old 11-05-2013, 09:09 AM
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At the barn where I board most of the geldings are registered (but that's mainly people who want to show/travel a lot). My gelding is register able but never will be. I don't show, he won't breed (unless I missed a health class somewhere...), so why spend the money to do it? As for the bill of sales.... we'll my current two I got from a friend so aside from the transaction of the check I don't have any for them. And I'm sure any of those I get in the future will be in a file cabinet SOMEWHERE lol finding it will be the problem! Then again my state's not to big on them anyway....
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post #4 of 22 Old 11-05-2013, 09:31 AM
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My gelding is registered. His registration allows me to enter certain shows that require registration and his registry has incentive programs for me to join if I wanted to. Some people will also only purchase a registered animal so I think it does increase his value.
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post #5 of 22 Old 11-05-2013, 09:36 AM
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My gelding is registered and even if my shows don't require it, I wouldn't have bought him without his papers. Papers are proof of breeding, age, ownership, ect. And selling a grade gelding even if they are only a gelding is hard. Any horse with the chance of getting papers I believe should be registered.
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post #6 of 22 Old 11-05-2013, 09:53 AM
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Both my geldings are registered. As have all the geldings we've ever had. But they were registered by their prior owners. My personal horse's past owner used him to compete nationally with barrels. Another was a stud and was gelded at age 5. My old Arab was registered but his old owner used him for the American Arabian Circuit or something or other.

If you don't want to register them, then don't.
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post #7 of 22 Old 11-05-2013, 10:03 AM
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Proof of breed, age, etc. If you want to sell down the road, and you advertise him as a 10 year old QH gelding, well, you have proof that he is in fact 10 years old and a QH. Otherwise he is just a grade gelding of approximate age.

Keep his papers current as far as ownership goes. Just because he is a gelding does not mean there is less value to him.
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post #8 of 22 Old 11-05-2013, 10:50 AM
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Our colt was just born last month, in due time he will be a gelding. We will register him with AQHA to prove his bloodline. Around here a registered horse will sell for almost 2x as much as a grade horse (this one will never leave our land!).
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post #9 of 22 Old 11-05-2013, 11:23 AM
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Op it is up to you if you want to register that gelding or not.
Registration may increase his value but having him trained will also.
I sold an unregistered QH gelding last year for 2500 and a registered one for 750.
Most people dont show and most do not care about registration papers.
Some do and if you ever want to show him then those papers are worth it. Shalom
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post #10 of 22 Old 11-05-2013, 11:30 AM
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I say register. My gelding isn't registered, but if he had been I would've had proof of age, breeding, etc, that I wish I knew now. I was told he was 5 years younger than he truly was. Papers don't lie! If you sell him many people think his value will increase with papers.
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