If a person agrees to contact me in case of a sale and doesn't, do I have any rights?
I make it an effort every year to rescue, rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome a horse, at least one.
Last June, I bought an OTTB, I named Moose, fattened him up, got him over rain rot, and rode him some. When it came time for my family to move to Montana, knowing it would be too cold for him there, my dad agreed to let me continue to keep him on his pasture.
Within the first month of moving, I called my dad to see how things were getting along, and to make sure he didn't need anything for Moose, hay, wormer, etc. My dad says, "Oh, my buddy come pick him up."
"Zimmerman's got him. He'll be fine over there, said his little girl needed a TB to run speed events on."
"So he's buying him?"
"No, I said he could have him if he would come get him."
"Do you have any idea what you're doing?!?!?! >>>>>>>>"
Then, I called Mr. Z. I made sure he clearly understood that Moose was a rescue, and that if there was every ANY problem, to contact me, and I would make other arrangements to pick him up. He agreed. He agreed to contact me if there was any reason he didn't want him, any reason he was looking to sell him, any reason he didn't want anything to do with him any more.
So what the heck happens? My sister, (Mr. Z's daughter and my sister are best friends) calls me up to tell me Mr. Z sold Moose? So now I'm livid, wondering what the HELL I can do to get him back? How in the world is someone gonna take a horse for FREE, from someone who didn't even OWN the horse in the first place, then SELL it, and KEEP THE MONEY?! How the HALE does this happen?
Any idea what I can do to get him back? Now that we're back in Kansas I've got the facilities myself to keep him and he won't be freezing in the winter in Montana!