Can someone sell my horse on a verbal loan contract?
I had a horse in training at a farm and was approached by someone who wanted to ride her a few times a week. After a few weeks of the person riding her they asked if they could loan her from me, because they could not afford to buy a horse. I had her in training so that I could in turn sell her, but after seeing how much they loved my horse I felt that it would be a nice gesture to help this person out (since I wasn't in need of the money) and let them loan her from me (they had health issues, were depressed, and guilt tripped me by saying my horse was the only thing that made them get out of their house). So the person and I had a verbal contract stating I still owned the horse, but they could loan her from, care for her as if she was theirs, and if they ever wanted to purchase her from me they could buy her papers from me.
I was approached a couple days ago by the person who is loaning my horse and they informed me that they are selling my horse (without her papers) for $10,000 and unless I pay them $10,000 they are going through with the sale.
I still own all paperwork on this mare (she is a Dutch Warmblood) and I am wondering if I have the legal right to go to the farm and pick her up?