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    03-26-2010, 05:37 PM
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Foal
My mare was accidentally bred at boarding stable!

Hi!

I have a 7-year-old TB mare who was boarded for the last 8 months at a boarding facility. It was very poorly managed and the owner decided to bring in two stallions of his own plus two other people's stallions. None were ever housed in proper stallion pens and the entire facility is in disrepair with broken fences, water, etc. We moved our horses out a couple weeks ago when he ran out of hay and refused to buy more. Long story short, this one mare of ours appeared to be getting more and more distended and we just found out she is pregnant!!! Does anyone know what the stable's liability is in this situation? Thanks for any help.
     
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    03-26-2010, 05:39 PM
  #2
Foal
What a stinky situation. I would be asking for ALL the marecare bills paid for, but if he wont buy hay for his own horses, chances are you arent getting a dime from him.
     
    03-26-2010, 05:55 PM
  #3
Foal
File in civil claims court.
     
    03-26-2010, 05:59 PM
  #4
Showing
You should probably talk with a lawyer to find out exactly what the laws are in that area and what chance you have of winning a liability suit. I would personally want all vet care for mare and foal to come from the BO plus whatever other expenses are associated with caring for a pregnant mare and a baby (special feeds, etc). Also, consider about time lost and such if she is a show horse or a working horse. A lawyer that can review your contract with the BO (if you had one) and is familiar with the local laws and courts would be able to give you a much better plan of attack.
     
    03-26-2010, 06:07 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
You should probably talk with a lawyer to find out exactly what the laws are in that area and what chance you have of winning a liability suit. I would personally want all vet care for mare and foal to come from the BO plus whatever other expenses are associated with caring for a pregnant mare and a baby (special feeds, etc). Also, consider about time lost and such if she is a show horse or a working horse. A lawyer that can review your contract with the BO (if you had one) and is familiar with the local laws and courts would be able to give you a much better plan of attack.
this is what you should do. Nicely said smrobs. In some states if your horse was a proven show horse the stable owner will be fined hugely and possibly put in jail. But just check some of the state and local laws where you live.
     
    03-26-2010, 09:15 PM
  #6
Foal
Thanks so much for the feedback. I think we will see if we can find a lawyer who is knowledgable about laws that are relative to our situation. I am just so frustrated! We knew they were clueless at that facility but I didn't realize how bad it was. I feel terrible that my poor mare has been enduring the less-than-ideal quality hay there all the while trying to support a pregnancy. We are having our vet come out Monday to palpate her so once we have a more definitive idea of where she is at and if the foal is viable we will move forward with contacting a lawyer to see what our options are. I've heard of things like this happening but I never imagined it would happen to me!!! Makes me wonder if I should contact any of the other boarders with mares to tell them to make sure their mares aren't pregnant too.
     
    03-26-2010, 09:18 PM
  #7
Banned
^^I definitely would do just that. Also contact the two boarders stallions and let them know of the possibility that it was their stallion that did it.
     
    03-26-2010, 09:25 PM
  #8
Foal
I don't have any contact info for either of the two people who had stallions out there unfortunately. One of them I know the first name of the owner and the other I know absolutely nothing about. Again, very poorly managed facility. I will definitely ask around though and see if anyone else has contact info for the owners of those stallions. The other two stallions are owned by the stable owner. With so many stallys it's hard to know whose to blame!! I did contact the stable owner to let him know what was going on but haven't heard back from him. I doubt he will ever call me back. All the boarders left when I left a couple weeks ago but I am friends with all of them so easy to let them know what's going on. I wonder if there are any other mystery foals????
     
    03-26-2010, 09:28 PM
  #9
Banned
Hmmmm....another interesting question will be, if it was a boarder stallion, who should pay for your mares foaling/related vet bills? The BO (since its his fault) or the stallions owner (since its their stallion)?
     
    03-26-2010, 09:38 PM
  #10
Foal
Yes, that's a really good point. Mostly it just seems it should not have to be me! Ha, ha.
     

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