When sending a previous owner transfer papers to sign, they can say that they sold the horse grade so that they do not have to transfer the horse. The papers should go with the horse. That is not fair to the horse or the new owner that they cannot have paper that are rightfully theirs. This is all so that breeders don't have their name tied to a horse. If the option was taken away then breeders would be more selective when breeding. It is allowed that previous owners can then ask for more money in order to receive the papers and again, if they wanted more money then they should not have sold the horse. These horses are not grade after all and AQHA should be standing behind the bloodline and protecting the new owners from these situations.