Originally Posted by Solon
Honestly though, what did you expect to happen? I could tell from reading the first few paragraphs. You guys were going to get this horse back into prime condition and she was either going to keep the horse until she screwed it up again OR she was going to sell it for a crap load of money and not even recognize you.
That was my original reply to you. By the way you described her, it seemed obvious that was going to be what she was going to do. And since you knew her didn't that at least cross your mind that you could provide extra for the horse and she would end up keeping it?
I have donated to rescues that really seemed on the up and up and it turned out they weren't. I don't donate to rescues anymore. It's the chance you take.
Just look at that at least for a little while you provided some care and happiness for the horse.