11-23-2009, 01:14 PM
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FYI, paragraphs are your friend.
So, if I read that run-on tome correctly, you were selling Heidi to your BF because he wanted a riding horse. He was making payments, and all was hunky-dory.
Then, because of piss poor management, a stallion gets out and covers the mare and you didn't call in a vet to flush her, even though you KNEW your BF didn't want a foal. YOU decided that the mare should have the foal, knowing full well that her OWNER didn't want her to.
So he came and took the mare, you went and grabbed her back, and now she's missing from your pastures again.
At the time you tried to pick her up, full payment was offered and you refused it. Then you trespassed on someone else's property, and stole the horse back. Both very bad moves on your part.
So, because of your stable owner's ineptitude and your misplaced belief that the mare should be forced to go to term with an unwanted foal, you're in a mess and want people to side with you.
I think it's wrong that your ex-BF took the mare, but he DID offer you full payment for her, which you refused. So you have only yourself to blame.
In fact, in this whole messy scenario, the real villains are you and the stallion owner, for not keeping the stallion properly contained.
Your BF wanted a riding horse not a broodmare. For you to arbitrarily decide what he could or couldn't do with his own horse, it's no wonder you two aren't a couple anymore.
You have obvious control issues, and refuse to see your own culpability in this little epic.
Sorry, but my sympathy is with your ex. You had no right to make a breeding decision on a horse he was purchasing.
If you have a written contract the law may very well be on his side, since full payment was offered and you refused it.