No written contract. I had trusted my lesson instructor and using her trainer. Although after the fact they were both rude and some what shady about brining the horse back down I started to get furious. Things have started to get weird. I never had claimed to know a lot about horses and my lesson instructor knew that from the beginning. I had explained I was through college, had a great job and wanted a horse I could ride/trail ride at night 3-4 times a week. After discussing the situation with my mom who rode for 20 years she said the same thing...let them bring him home and just go pick him up. She told me not to mention I am taking him since she may "not bring him back". The new facility owner also agreed on that decision. I don't owe either of them anything. All said and done I have only invested 2,000.00 into the paint. I spent 1,000 initally on the purchase and the 1000 for two months. They knew my budget from the beginning and my situation inwhich why I am furious. She is telling me I cant trail ride him ect. Also, like my mother said we will just sell him if it is a bad decision and cut our losses at this point. The new facility said get him down here and that if I want they will help me work with him.