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post #11 of 30 Old 06-30-2009, 10:48 PM
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Get all your papers, organize them up, and call the cops. Tell them your case in detail. Get yourself a nice lawyer too.

I know it really isn't any of my business, but why in the Lord's name would she do this to you?
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post #12 of 30 Old 06-30-2009, 10:54 PM
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I am so so sorry for you. I would go absolutly crazy if that happen to my horse. Good luck and I will be praying for his safe return to you!!!
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post #13 of 30 Old 06-30-2009, 11:51 PM
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Call a lawyer, the local police, and the local district attorney. How much did you pay for the horse or how much is he worth? You'll likely have to file a lawsuit. Did you sign an agreement with your sister? She may charge you board. The horse's worth is likely going to determine where the lawsuit should be small claims v a regular lawsuit.

Call the local district attorney ASAP.

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post #14 of 30 Old 06-30-2009, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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I do not owe her any money for board or anything. She told me he would be turned out and not to worry about him. I told her when I was there with him that if she needed any money for him for Feed, Hay, Vet Cost, Worming ect that I would send her money or the things she needed.

As for why did she do it... She says she did not know I was coming back for him which is BS because she knows **** well I was not going to leave him there... It's a huge mess...

Im going to have to sell one of my other horses before this is all over because this is not going to be a cheap process. I am a Full time college student and I have side jobs here and there working with people's horses.... I don't know. My boyfriend and I just got a baby paint filly and he says we can find her a loving home because she is a sweetheart... I dont know... ****ed if I do and ****ed if I dont. Hopefully I can keep all of my babies I love them all... They are everything to me... I have 4 of them and they all are special and spoiled rotten...
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post #15 of 30 Old 07-01-2009, 01:19 AM
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I don't know how the laws are in MO but from a law enforcement perspective you first need to contact the local authorities where she lives more than likely the county sheriffs office and calmly explain to a deputy( not the dispatcher) what has happened & that you have proof of ownership. 2nd they will more than likely tell you it is a "civil" matter and cannot get this tell them you need and want to file a police report. Contact an attorney ( you are going to need one). After all that is done hopefully with a little "legal" persuasion your sister will realize she seriously messed up and could face criminal charges she will give up who she sold him to and their location. The police and/or your attorney will contact this person and tell them they are in possession of a stolen horse. Now you may not get him back immediately especially if it goes to criminal court, he will be considered evidence so he may have to hang out at the sheriffs office livestock holding facility where ever that may be, not sure but it is a possibility. You also need to contact any stock yards in the area where she lives to give them notice that he was stolen in case the person she sold him to tries to resell him. Post ads with pictures on websites offering horses for sale if they have a place for missing/stolen horses and I'd even contact the newspaper where she lives chances are the person who bought him reads the newspaper.
Anyhow good luck getting him back and hopefully soon

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post #16 of 30 Old 07-01-2009, 08:53 AM
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Huntingirl, this is just awful, but something just seems amiss. Does your sister have issues? I find it hard to believe that this is the first time she has been difficult like this. (you know we all tend to follow patterns) I hope that you get your horse back. You have had all the right suggestions. I just have a hard time imagining taking a horse all th way to MO to turn it out for a while because it was acting up. However it probably made sense at the time and you had no clue she was going to be so crazy. Do you have any family members that could intervene? Willl she tell you who she sold it to? Perhaps you can reason with them? How about her husband or friends, anyone who can find out why she is acting this way?

Please let us know how it goes.

P. S. I just realized its your half sister, can your parents get involved? If you can find out who she sold him to you have a good chance of getting him back.

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post #17 of 30 Old 07-02-2009, 06:10 PM
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oh my gosh this is crazy- I can't add anything to what anyone has said BUT I send you my best wishes and keep us posted!

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post #18 of 30 Old 07-03-2009, 01:00 PM
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Oh my. Thats so awful. The advice that has been given i strongly suggest. Im so sorry, and i hope it all works out for the best.

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post #19 of 30 Old 07-03-2009, 07:12 PM
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With what you have, and especially with the papers, and not having signed them over to your sister, and having a bill of sale, you definately have a case. The pictures really aren't going to do much though, as all they will prove is that you either owned him or rode him at one point, but it isn't prove of ownership. But it won't hurt to show the kind of relationship you two have. I just can't believe that your sister would do that to you. Especially theoretically selling him for 500. Not to be mean or weird or anything, but selling him for that little, she obviously didn't make any sort of profit from having him at her place, and feed, if she fed him, and any care she put into him. I could see a reason for selling him for a pretty penny to make some money off of him, but what she did just seems quite petty, and like she felt she had a bone to pick with you or something. I am so sorry that she did this to you, and I really hope that you are able to get your horse back. I couldn't imagine how I would feel and what I would do if someone, especially a family member did that to me.
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post #20 of 30 Old 07-04-2009, 07:38 AM
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Any updates on this?

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