What happened is, his owner called him up two nights ago and said she had to urgently sell him, and she couldn't keep him anymore. She was asking $900, plus the new owner had to pay one month's boarding, as she was behind. Dave (BO) told her to lower it to $350, but she refused.
This morning, the checks she'd given him for the last two months' boarding bounced. He's out $370. He called her to see if he could get the money, and she told him he'd get it if/when Samson sold. He doesn't allow horses with money owed on them to be sold, as he's had people sell them, tell the new owners to pick them up, and then never give him his money. He confiscated Samson.
Now we just need to pay him $370. It works out, because she left two bridals, a saddle, brushes, and other tack there - and we get that, too.