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    • 1 Post By paintmefree

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        08-28-2013, 11:07 PM
    Unhappy Illegal sale of mini horses in Florida

    So heres my story: Earlier this year I decided to leave the life I had in Florida and move home to Colorado. I left my 5 miniature horses with my niece, I gave her 2 mares and a stud and all I wanted was my one mare and one stud (whom stated she would bring them to me in a couple of months). I was leaving a really bad marriage and seemed that when family offers help Its safe enough to take it. Well long story short I recently found the 2 horses she agreed to bring to me on craigslist and horsetopia for sale. Now my question is what can I do to get the horses out of her hands because she in insistant on not letting them get picked up by a friend of mine willing to transport them half way. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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        08-28-2013, 11:09 PM
    Do you have any written contract? If not, it's your word against hers and you may sadly be out of luck.
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        08-28-2013, 11:14 PM
    In ohio it is grand theft. I don't k.ow about anywhere else. If they are registered in your name you surwly can take legal action.
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        09-01-2013, 09:14 PM
    What are they worth? How long has she had them? She may rightfully have a lien on them for caring for them for however long.
        09-01-2013, 11:02 PM
    Have you tried calling your neice? What about calling her parents. Good luck
        09-02-2013, 09:02 AM
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    Possession is 9/10ths of the law. And unless you have a contract you are probably out of luck.
    Even if you did suit for the horses and win ,which I doubt, I would imagine you will then be counter sued for board and food.
        09-03-2013, 08:33 PM
    Why does little Minnie come on here and disappear?
        09-03-2013, 08:36 PM
    Green Broke
    I would imagine that if they are registered in your name, they are your horses - no matter where they are being boarded.....
        09-03-2013, 10:19 PM
    Green Broke
    Registration is pretty meaningless and does little to nothing to prove ownership. Horses arnt titiled and there is no requiremnt to ever update registration papers with a breed registry. Breed registries have little to no legal standing especially if you have left a horse for what 6 months half a country away, and current person says you gave them the horse. Without a contract, or 6 months of canceled board checks you got an uphill battle. SOrry but that's probably reaity. How much are the horses listed for, offer to buy them. I imagine probably less than what FMV of board would have been.
        09-04-2013, 02:03 AM
    ^Brand inspection...?

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