I am not sure that this is the correct post for this topic. Please forgive if it is. I am looking for guidance & some information.
Recently, a boarder unexpectedly passed away & left no instructions/will for her horse. The family has expressed intentions to care for and/or rehome the horse. Because of the economy I am concerned that good intentions will disintegrate once the bills pile up with the added expense of a horse. I have yet to receive this month's boarding fee, but I also want to be patient during this time of bereavement.
I am not sure what is appropriate/legal for me to do in this situation. I had a contract (by equine legal solutions) with the deceased boarder. I want to make sure this horse is cared for but cannot solely take on the added financial responsibility, myself. This is a very sensitive economy and I no room to go over budget.
Does anyone have experience with this type of situation? What should I be doing? I would like to have a game plan for the "worst case scenario". I could use some feedback/input/guidance.
I find myself struggling between wanting to care for this horse and the reality that it is beyond my means at this time.
Thank you so much for your help.