Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Foals belong to the owners of the mares who give birth. Period.
If your friend KNEW Lucy got out and went roaming, she should have had her ultrasounded and flushed. That was her responsibility as the lessee, because unless she leased the mare specifically to breed her, there was no reason for Lucy's pregnancy to be allowed to go to term.
Y'all can caterwaul all you want about how it's 'not fair', but if I was Lucy's owner I'd have been LIVID when I found out about a foal I never agreed upon.
The owner is within their rights to sue your friend for breach of contract, as well as for endangering the life of their horse by letting an unplanned, unsought for pregnancy go to term.
The stallion owner can also sue your friend for the stud fee, if they're so inclined.
I wouldn't let your friend lease a sea monkey from me, much less a horse. She's obviously not responsible enough.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 11-16-2009 at 04:21 PM.