Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
DH (an atty) and I have been horse owners for 27 years. JUST bc someone sues does NOT mean they are guaranteed a win. GET AN ATTY and let your lawyer speak for you. Do NOT hire a Ron Konoski or other chain attorney. Talk to friends and family and find someone local who will fight for you. (They may recommend another atty who works for a firm that handles out-of-state cases, and that's okay, too. OUR office does this for certain cases, as well.)
Don't worry, either. This isn't the first time an idiot bought a horse from someone and complained. I bought, retrained (for CW Reenacting) a QH, and a newbie bought the gelding. He brought him home and HIS farrier trimmed too short and made the horse lame. He accused me of selling him a lame horse. We resolved it, mostly bc we saw each other a lot and he apologized, but these things happen.
After your lawyer draws up the paperwork and you sign it, do NOT talk to the buyer on the phone, or in an email, or on FB, or IM. Become a mute about the subject until it's resolved.
OH, and next time you want to sell a horse, post it on THIS FORUM first, so you can talk to real horse people.