Originally Posted by freedomfoundfarm
The horse IS kid friendly and had been shown by a young girl prior to me owning him and trail ridden by several kids too and I have a STRICT rule of never telling anyone a horse is DEAD BROKE, BOMB PROOF or KID SAFE because this is an animal and they have a brain and 4 legs and ANYTHING can happen.......I did not know they were NOT horse smart till I met them...he lied a good game and as they untangled the new lunge line and said WOW this is a LONG Lead line I knew.....They were boarding him at a very nice barn that looked to be a english jumping barn and said she was taking lessons there. I stated both in my ad and over and over that this was a WP and trail horse. NEVER guaranteed him to be a guaranteed show horse now either....I didnt really use "MY" vet I used a vet in the area. He had pulled Coggins for me a few months back and this guy wanted this done FAST and he was the first vet that could get it done within this man's time frame. Its not that I hated the horse. I just felt he was not what I wanted or would use. And yes...I was served with papers being sued ...me and the vet last week...trying to find a lawyer that wont break my bank =(
My point was that if you had met them and watched them ride you would have seen they weren't horse people and you could have declined the sale if that was a deal breaker for you. How much money are you talking? If it is a small amount don't waste your time on a lawyer just go to court and let a judge decide or take the horse back and deduct some reasonable fees as I mentioned before. That sounds like your best options to me.
Usually he would have to file in your town but since you delivered the horse you might have to go to his town and spend all that time driving again.
It is also customary for the buyer to contact a vet and pay them directly and leave you out of the loop. That way they are also in control of how much they want checked and how much to spend.