Okay, so long story short my appaloosa's first owner recently contacted me about buying her back. They got denied their loan, so then she went to the state and claimed that the horse was stolen.
At that point the issue was with Kim, the lady that bought the horse from the 1st, and I bought the horse from Kim. We'll call the original owner Mia for now.
We had to talk to the police yada yada yada, and after a couple hours the police "closed the criminal case", we have 'Mia's' "FOR SALE" ad she had posted on Craiglist (the police got it with her email since craiglists saves all posts now) and Kim has all the evidence of her BUYING the horse from her.
So we have established that Kim legally bought said horse from Mia, and I legally bought the horse from Kim.
I have had this mare since August 10, 2011 and I have paid for all her expences, training, feed everything and neither Kim or I have ever heard from this lady until now.
Well since the whole "Stolen horse" case has been put to rest, she has applied to the APHC to get her registerastion papers which say she is the owner.
I never got the papers, Mia lost them when selling the horse and the breeder died to I never hunted down his partner for them.
When I looked up about the papers all I found was that the person listed as owner on registration papers is considered to be owner of the record and they do not serve as proof of ownership.
Am I right?
This horse is mine right? Do I need to be worried if she takes me to civil court?
Let me know if you need any addition information.
I have all emails about them buying the horse back from me, and I also have Kim's emails about the horse (Kim has my back and I have hers)
Kim legally bought the horse from Mia
I legally bought the horse from Kim
I have had the horse since August 10, 2011, paid for everything.