Information about how to look at the tattoo and what to look for in a tattoo to find the pedigree of your horse. If you would like to apply on line click on Tattoo Search Online Or print the forms off and mail into AAHA AAHA Forms
A lip tattoo on a horse.
COST OF TATTOO SEARCH
In a RUSH, then pay the Rush fee at the bottom of this page and we will move you to the front.
If AAHA does not find a pedigree, you may apply for Hardship papers. The Hardship Consideration cost if you have already paid for a Tattoo Search with no results is $45.00 plus $5.00=$50.00 tatal. You will receive a one year Membership free of charge for the first year.
If the horse is a Thoroughbred, you may enroll the horse for $15.00, but the membership is not free.
If you want more information about the horse then the pedigree the cost is substantially more, call for details.
Does Your Horse Have A Lip Tattoo?
If your horse has a lip tattoo, chances are the horse is off the race track.
Racing Quarter horses are tattooed on their upper lip.
If the horse does not perform on the race track, then the horse is usually sold.
Sometimes the papers are not sold with the horse and the pedigree is lost.
A horse that is coded appendix in the American Quarter horse Association are not usually sold with papers because the bloodlines end when the horse does not ROM or register of merit into the American Quarter horse Association.
The tattoo is a way of finding the bloodline pedigree of the horse.
If AAHA finds the horse and the horse is an Appendix horse, you should consider registering the horse with the American Appendix Horse Association.
What You Need To Do To Find Your Horse's Pedigree.
You may call or e-mail or mail the American Appendix Horse Association the following information.
The tattoo number
color of horse
marking on horse
approximate age of horse
any information about the horse
If you can not read the tattoo use a black light in a dark stall or barn area, the black light will help you read those letters or numbers that you are not sure what they look like.
Not all horses with tattoos are Appendix horses, the Arabs, Standard bred, Paints and Jockey Clubs Thoroughbreds are also tattooed.
Usually, the tattoos are for the racing industry, but some of the registries require the tattoos.
AAHA will help you find your horse if the horse is either a Thoroughbred or Appendix.
This is a time consuming task and the search will usually take time to find your horse, if you can come up with the correct letters and numbers on the horse's lip. The tattoo should read four or five numbers and a letter if the horse is an Appendix quarter horse and the tattoo will begin with a letter and then four or five numbers if the horse is a Thoroughbred.
You might be contact to look again at the tattoo and make some adjustments to what you believe that numbers or letters look like in a better light.
Fanta Se Dan Frost #206=-164A owned by Linda Ettling
Daisy Dukes 705-138A owned by Kay Wahl
American Appendix Horse Association P.O. Box 1156 Salmon, ID 83467 208-956-1394