I got two horses in January for free. The lady was a little weird and they weren't in the best of shape (Were slightly skinny, scares, and rain rot) but I really wanted them. Since then they have gained some weight and lost their winter coats, hence leading to the discovery of an Oldenburg in my pasture. It was a big shock and now i'm trying to get her history. I have sent in the identification papers to the registry (costing me 40 bucks) but they couldn't find anything with the little information that I could give them. So I called up the crazy lady that they came from. I didn't tell her the real reason I wanted the info in case she wanted them back. Instead I told her that I wanted to know the previous owner so that I could get the vet records on them because it looks like the thoroughbred had surgery and possibly some joint problems. Anyways the lady freaked out at me and told me that she has a rule and it's if you get any horses from her, you don't get any of their history. I thought this was really odd and still pressed for more info. After a while she still wouldn't budge but had accidently slipped that she had gotten them a couple of months before us from a friend that had gotten them from some people that had "starved them to nothing" a couple of months before that(I know poor guys they have gone threw a lot in the past year). Then finally she told me that she would talk to her friend and get back to me and tell me if she can tell where they got them. The fact that she has to ask her friend if it is all right to tell really scares me. It has pasted the time that she was supposed to call me and I have a feeling she isn't going to give anything up. What should I do? I've thought about putting up ads asking if people know anything about them, but I keep wondering what if they stole them. I have no way of proving that I got them from anyone (the lady wouldn't give a bill of sale). I don't want to get in trouble with the law but I REALLY want to know about them. I have never had a registered horse before and would die to have her papers. Please help! What should I do? Here is a video of the two. The chestnut is the Oldenburg and the brown is the thoroughbred. Keep in mind that they were skinny when we got them (Vet is coming out soon to see if they need their teeth floated) and are still working at putting weight on them.
YouTube - my horses