Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SouthEastern PA
that's how I got my mare, she was too much for a 13 year old girl. They send her to a trainer to get some training, and then listed her for sale. They got her for 3k, spend probably 600-1200 on training and sold her to me for 1800.
If this is a dealer/ regularly sell horses, the public has a little bit of protection here. Try small claims court? I wouldnt accept a trade in from the seller, it could go the same way. If they paid alot for the horse, its advisable to get a lawyer, if she was cheep, they should just try to find her a new home and cut their losses. Don't take on this responsability yourself, suggest a consignement to training barn to take her to, or if you know anyone who might be interested.
Since the trainer sold her, maybe have them try to get intouch with the old owners? Chances are they know she isnt a beginner horse.