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post #11 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by katbalu View Post
It doesnt sound like he's trying to 'take her away'. It just sounds as if he wants the money he thinks hes owed. Sounds like a misunderstanding. Why would he offer to keep your horses for free? Perhaps you guys had different ideas of the deal? And dont jump my case :) im just trying to understand.
did she previously belong to him?

reading that again, it seems entirely messed up. why wouldnt he speak to you before sending a letter. I wish you luck in getting your horses!

I helped him out at his barn for about a year and had expressed interest in my mare. One day he told me he'd sell her to me for a price I thought was fair so I bought her. The verbal agreement was that he was okay with me keeping her there as long as I paid for her feed/hay, which I have done. I helped him out around the barn so he never asked for anything, until today when he sprung all this on me about owing him money. Honestly I think it's because he's struggling to feed his 11 horses and thinks he can take advantage of me to get more money.
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post #12 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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oh and yes i have a truck and trailer and will be moving them tonight. hopefully when the local PD shows up with me he will realize he can't fight a cop and just give them to me.
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post #13 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 06:34 PM
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Very wise move on your part! Continue to stay strong and focused - The very best of luck tonight!!!! :)
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post #14 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 07:07 PM
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Some people!

But you should always get any agreement in writing. Also, I agree with a few of the other posters... He never sent that letter!
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post #15 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 07:23 PM
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What a guy! I can understand him thinking over the situation and wanting board, but the proper thing to have done was tell you in person. He should have said to you, "On such & such date, I will be charging you X of amounts of $$$ for board." Then he could have handed you the letter stating that. From that date on, you can either pay him board or move your horses. He is an idiot & did it all wrong. Don't hang out with people like that.
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post #16 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 07:26 PM
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If you have the receipt from the sale and receipts from feed/hay purchases, he can't legally keep your horses from you, especially if you had no written agreement on board. Smart move to have the police accompany you to pick the horses up.
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post #17 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 07:29 PM
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Wow O.o people these days. That is ridiculous. I hope you can get your horses out. I'll be looking for this thread, I want to know how it all goes! Good luck!

(But now you know... always in writing! ;P)
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post #18 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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I wish I had it in writing, but hopefully I'll be able to get them away from there today with the help of a cop. I think it's absolutely ridiculous for him to say he sent a letter telling me I would have to pay $465 a month for my mare and colt to stand in a dirt field..... Ludicrous!!!! For that I could have them at an awesome facility being treated like royalty..... Heading over there in about an hour when I know he will be home from work with the gate keys, so his wife can't lie again and say she doesn't have hers!!! thanks everyone for ur replies!
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I hope it goes well and you get your horses safely.
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