New here searching for answers - The Horse Forum
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 10-10-2012, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 7
• Horses: 0
New here searching for answers

Hi.We bought a rescue horse last year for my daughters birthday and my parents had told me we could keep him at their house because we live in the city.I agreed and did an extensive search,found on rescuing horses,and got Stormy.We have bought feed,wormer,any wound care,paid every vet bill,and farrier service often of their horses,and hay.Anything they needed,we bought tack,etc.My parents were saying some terrible things behind my back for several months and we had decided to remove the horses (Hannah's horse and Ty's pony) from their farm because they make it impossible to be around them and they are weilding the horses like a weapon saying that we owe them boarding or they are not going to let the horses leave.We never agreed on boarding.We have worked in the pasture clearing it,building barns,mowing,fencing,etc for over 3 years making it safe for the other horses but they want us to pay them for their granddaughter's horse and grandson's pony being there for less than a year.We got Stormy October 22,2011 the Saturday before her 11th birthday.We have to sell them because we don't have anywhere else to go with them and it would just be kinder now to get them out of the hands of someone using them for a weapon against us.They say they are keeping them from us for the kids by demanding money.They say it's their right.My question is:is it within their rights to keep the horses from us?We have vet records,feed receipts,farrier receipts,even the papers for Stormy from the former owners addressed to Hannah,my daughter.Any advice or referral would be great.Thanks.
krissitrevor1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 10-10-2012, 05:56 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 23,423
• Horses: 3
Unless they have presented you with monthly bills and anything to demand missed payments and you have never signed any sort of legally binding agreement to pay boarding costs then I dont see that they can do anything.
You should probably find somewhere else to keep the horses until they are sold
Sounds like a very sad case. I hope you can find homes for them
jaydee is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 10-10-2012, 05:59 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Range, WI
Posts: 1,924
• Horses: 8
Where are you located? In some areas, it's illegal to hold a horse "for ransom" even if you DO owe board fees.

You say you bought a rescue.... did you actually adopt it from a rescue and sign a contract? If so, the rescue might have something to say about who owns the horse, where it can be kept, and when/if it can be sold.
Speed Racer and loveduffy like this.
nikelodeon79 is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 10-10-2012, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 7
• Horses: 0
Thank you

for your help.We are definitely looking for a safe place.Thank you again.
krissitrevor1 is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 10-10-2012, 06:02 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,329
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by nikelodeon79 View Post
You say you bought a rescue.... did you actually adopt it from a rescue and sign a contract? If so, the rescue might have something to say about who owns the horse, where it can be kept, and when/if it can be sold.
Excellent advice, nik. If she adopted from an actual rescue, they may have a thing or three to say about what happens to the horse.

OP, I'm sorry you're in this predicament, but if you've paid all bills and don't have a written boarding contract, that should go in your favor if you need to go to court to get the horses released to you.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 10-10-2012, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 7
• Horses: 0
We bought him from a vet assistant from Arkansas.They received him to save him and she had taken him home to rehabilitate and find a home.We live in Missouri.
krissitrevor1 is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 10-10-2012, 06:06 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Range, WI
Posts: 1,924
• Horses: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
Excellent advice, nik. If she adopted from an actual rescue, they may have a thing or three to say about what happens to the horse.
There's a rescue in my area that you pretty much have to let them know if the horse farts.

I'm exaggerating, of course, but you cannot sell the horse (it has to be returned to them if you don't want it), you can't move the horse without letting them know and having them approve the location, and they basically co-own the horse with you for five full years after the contract is signed. They also seem to have a fondness for naming horses "Stormy" so I just thought I'd check...
nikelodeon79 is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 10-10-2012, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 7
• Horses: 0
We have every vet bill,feed receipt,tack,farrier bill,etc.and we never even thought about needing to sign a contract.It was my parents...you know?You just don't think about that.Stupid I guess.
krissitrevor1 is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 10-10-2012, 06:11 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 1,018
• Horses: 1
Give them a bill for all the work you have done and the things you paid for, for their horses. I think they would change there minds. What kind of family charges their own kids and grandchild for board?
jaydee likes this.
Spotted is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 10-10-2012, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 7
• Horses: 0
He was Freckles when we got him.Stormy was the look in his eye,far away like an approaching storm but with a spirit that couldn't be squelched.He would go to his "happy place", not interacting with what was actually going on around him.It took awhile of feeding him,loving him,brushing him,etc until he came out of his shell.Now he and Thunder (the pony) are like little kids playing in the pasture.He is a really cool guy.Very calm under saddle and great with Hannah.I would hope this would go away just got to do the best for them.I really don't want to lose them just don't know what else to do.Giving them away scares me that someone might take them to killers.Keeping them forever would be the best but what do you do in a situation like this?
krissitrevor1 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need opinions & answers! SunnysMum Hoof Care 1 05-21-2012 12:26 AM
Why does he look like this? Need answers! DustyDiamond Horse Nutrition 18 08-02-2011 09:21 PM
I need some answers... PaintedBrat Horse Riding Critique 7 12-13-2009 04:12 PM
Finally getting answers! ... at least I think so... JustDressageIt General Off Topic Discussion 12 12-07-2009 07:29 PM
Need some answers about this horse? kathryn Horse Riding Critique 12 03-16-2009 09:50 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome