Hi, I'm new on here but need some advice if anyone can help me please.
2 months ago I brought a horse only to find out I may have to give him back.
Yesterday the lady who I brought him from turned up on my front door saying that the lady she brought him off had actually had him on loan for 12 years and the orginal owner now wants him back.
Now I have the original owner threatening to take legal action against me, but I have asked for proof that she owns him, the young girl who had him on loan I have been able to contact and she said the original owner neglected him and in the 12 years she had him the owner did not show any care or pay anything towards him. No contract was signed and all was done verbally between then and the so called owner handed all rights to the young girl. When the law came in to passport horses the lady who had him on loan payed for it as she could not get hold of the owner, she then sold him on to the lady who I brought him from, which now I have found out she then changed his name applied for a new passport and changed his age.
Can anyone please give me some advice on this as i'm unsure of where I stand. I love my boy to bits and don't want to give him up if he is going to be neglected, but if the original owner is telling the truth what choice do I have.