Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
At least in the AQHA and APHA, the rule books state that the seller must transfer the papers to the buyer. Unless the owner of record claims there is a legal dispute as to ownership (which is a civil matter), the AQHA/APHA will assist you in getting the papers or reissue them in your name if you have proof of ownership (e.g. a bill of sale).
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.