I recently met a beginner horse enthusiast, that bought a Paso from a lady who did not register the horses in her name. Now she would like to get the papers and previous owner won’t give them to her. Now my next step would be to go to original owner and have them send away for new papers and transfer it that way since the middle party never registered the mare in their name. If that works out, great. HOWEVER, the mare was also pregnant and that was not disclosed to buyer nor does the original owner know that the mare foaled. Since the OO (original owner) is also the stallion owner, do they have any right to a stud fee since they sold the mare as open? In my opinion I thought not since no paperwork was signed agreeing to any stud fee amount and they clearly didn’t think the mare had “took”. DNA would have to be tested for registration for the foal. The ultimate goal to have both horses registered in current owners name in case she would need to sell one day.