Things have gotten progressively worse over the year from date of purchase to now. Comments made about how she "knows her mare," and just a general uneasiness has filled my stomach. I don't trust her not to try and take Ricci back. With a recent scuffle over my not wanting her grandson around my horses without adult supervision and a liability waiver signed, I'm moving my horses AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Now, I'm just trying to make sure all my ducks are in a row JUST IN CASE she tries to pull something. This is a list of everything I have or have access to to prove ownership:
- I made every payment with a check. Each check said "Ricci [month]" on the notes bar. Each check is available on my bank account history.
- I have Ricci's official APHA and PtHA certificates, although neither are in my name. I am sending out the APHA transfer request tomorrow.
- I have a bill of sale that says, "I, [insert previous owner's name] have sold by [her typo] registered Paint mare, Impressive Raquel #216,688 to [insert my name]. All payments of $5500.00 have been paid in full. Good job!!!!" Then her name in print, her signature, and the date .
Will it cause any problems proving ownership if I only get an ownership transfer with APHA? I will put her PtHA registration in my name when I have the money, but it's $80 just to get her APHA papers in my name, and things will get much tighter when I move them.
She does still have to sign the APHA transfer papers for it to go through. If she does not sign the APHA transfer papers, do I still have enough to prove Ricci is mine?