Post is a bit confusing
? From reading this the horse has registration papers correct?? it is just that the transfer of ownership wasn't done "registering" or putting him in your name as current the owner,is that right? Well having always had registered horses & a breeder,I say if the horse if horse is eligible for registry do it!!
if you buy a register horse yes please complete the transfer of ownership!!
Registered horses are more desired/increased value , you may not care about papers but any potential new owner may,so unless you can guarantee to keep this horse till the day he dies do it
. They may want for breeding purposes, to show the animal ,to have its pedigree/birth record &/or just to say that horse belongs to them
.Not keeping the transfers of ownerships up to date can be a real PITA. As a breeder I made the point to have all my stock registered made sure transfers were all filled out & signed for new owners,I have several that new owners never bothered to file the transfer with registry,so those animals according to them are still owned by me.
. Sad to say,
Now because of neglect of a few I don't trust the new owners to send in the necessary paperwork
,so they get a photocopy of papers & I mail in papers myself to get things in order& association will send the orginals back to new owner with stuff complete