barn owner holding my horses hostage - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

 850Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 381
• Horses: 2
Quote:
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 he's 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 don't 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.
bird3220 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 381
• Horses: 2
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.
Northernstar likes this.
bird3220 is offline  
post #13 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 06:34 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 3,015
• Horses: 3
Very wise move on your part! Continue to stay strong and focused - The very best of luck tonight!!!! :)
Northernstar is offline  
post #14 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 07:07 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 117
• Horses: 0
Subbing

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!
Asama is offline  
post #15 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 07:23 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 11,392
• Horses: 3
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.
waresbear is offline  
post #16 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 07:26 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
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.
equiniphile is offline  
post #17 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 07:29 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: In the rainy, wet north west.
Posts: 201
• Horses: 3
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)
LikeIke17 is offline  
post #18 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 381
• Horses: 2
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!
Posted via Mobile Device
bird3220 is offline  
post #19 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 07:38 PM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
Posts: 2,472
• Horses: 1
I hope it goes well and you get your horses safely.
Sharpie is offline  
post #20 of 758 Old 06-19-2012, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 381
• Horses: 2
Thanks
Posted via Mobile Device
bird3220 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Barn Owner's horse becomes aggressive towards my horses when around humans woman_in_shoe Horse Talk 14 10-26-2011 06:18 PM
17y.o barn owner morganshow11 Horse Boarding 57 07-24-2009 07:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome