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By: Jean Tebo
on February 27, 2009
in Other Questions
I have a mare QH who i bought. I did everything wrong. I bought with a promice that i would get papers and of course no papers were given to me. My horse was supose to be papered. All i have from the previous owner is his word. Well my dentist shows her to be two yrs. younger then what she was given to me. I'd love to learn about her and her bloodline. I also would like to be a member of the AQHA. The only link i have to her bloodlines is a brand on her rt. thigh of a horse head facing her tail. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
The mark your talking about sounds like an ownership brand and not a breed brand. However, if you can trace the brand mark back to the breeders you should be able to come up with her bloodlines. All legal brands are registered with your state's department of agriculture so I would contact them for help identifying your horse's brand mark.
With the AQHA the dam and stallion MUST also be registered and you MUST have a breeding certificate as proof of her birth date. If the horse is over four years old registration with the AQHA will run a non-member $1035 and a member $1000 with member fees being $40 per year or $500 for life. They are extremely stringent about registration!
Thank you for responding. It helps sharing ideas. Mabe i can find where she is from.
I have a question? Is that 1,000.00 for just registering her? Then 40.00 a yr for annual fees?
I hope i can locate her identity from her brand.
She is 10yrs. old, Chestnut definately QH, not sure from there.
Thankyou again for you time.
On February 27, 2009, 1:17 pm
Did he give you any type of transfer papers or hauling card for your horse?
Youth membership is only $15.00 (since your only 9 years old) and if she is already registered you will not have to pay those fee's if you become a member. It is just finding out this info, that may or may not be tough. AQHA is a great association and they may be able to help you since she is. I would try contacting them to see what they say about the brand. Here is the phone number I would call them. Customer Service
Good luck and let us know if you find out anything.
Exactly what Patricia said. Best way to find out is to call AQHA. I know they do have tight registration rules but they work with you. When I got my QH he was papered but a few owners were missing from the papers. I spent lots of time trying to get him onto my name and finaly thats what happened without the prev owners in the picture. So don't give up.
You could try getting a DNA sample and sending it in to the AQHA to find out what her lineage is and see if she is registered (I am not exactly how the process is but that is basically what you would do.)