Originally Posted by BobbieJo81
I keep finding info that almost always states 3 months, but so far have had zero luck finding anything specific to WV.. I really don't mind keeping him here, like I said my daughter loves him, and he is a great horse for her to start out on.. I just don't want it to seem like I am guilty of what she is claiming "that I offered to board him knowing that she was in a bad way financially, just to get a 'free' horse out of the deal".. I guess it would be best for me, if she were to just say 'keep him for the money I owe you" but I know that her intetntions are to sell him and not pay me from that money like she has claimed, how could she when she has told me that they don't have a car, neither are working and she said she is selling him for 600 or 700$ and owes me 1,000$..I don't know, Im just at a loss..I should have known better than to be nice, somehow it always bites me in the butt
Yes, being too nice got you in this mess so it's time to buck up and get tough. Ignore any contact from her and let her make the next move, she may very well let this whole thing go. I'd also move him to the other stable as long as you can control the situation there.
Most states have what is called a "mechanic's lien" where a garage can take possession of a vehicle for non payment and I have seen this very same law used for horses too.
She knows you are a nice person and are feeling badly about this (which you shouldn't!) and she's taking advantage of that fact.