Originally Posted by Maple
Not the "legal" thing to do but..
I'd just go get my horse. If she threatened to charge me with anything I'd quickly let her know murder may need to be included if she didnt get the heck outta my way. Tell her that you will see her in court but untl she wins a court case that it is YOUR horse and will remain in your posession until a judge tells you otherwise.
As somebody mentioned, I would contact the people who had leased the horse as a companion. They quite possibly don't know what is going on, or else may not be as good of friends with this person as you think. Furthermore, you don't know until you ask. Did this person walk all over you in your time with her? Is she just a downright bully? It sounds like she knows your not going to stand up for yourself and is taking what she can. You need to stand up to her now and let her know you will not be bulled.
I'm glad you are keeping a papertrail on everything... and I do hope that everything works out for you.
Maple, I have thought about going and doing exactly what you said, but I am doing everything I can to keep the negative and nasty behavior on her part so that when I go to court (which I got a quick court date for the 20th of Sept.), I am hoping they can see that she is the one that is being unreasonable and crazy. And, even though she has my horse, I have already been told I am not welcome which means I would be trespassing to go get him and she could have me arrested.
Believe me, I understand wanting to take action and I really want to. I am not a sit back and take it kind of person. However, making thinks bad on myself, won't help my pony and can hurt my court case.
The people that borrowed him for companion animal are very close friends of hers and quite frankly are not my favorite people. I loaned them my pony solely for the benefit of their elderly horses as I felt bad for the horse. They are good people, we just don't see eye to eye on some things.