Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gardnerville, NV
Question about stolen horse laws
Hey all! So I sold my horse almost 2 years ago and her new owner called me the other day all freaked out because a lady that owned her before me recognized her at a horse show, now I'll start off by saying that Willow was not stolen, when I had her I was able to track down all of her past owners from the time she was a yearling to the time I got her, including this lady that saw her at the show, they said nothing about wanting to get her back except that she wished she had bought her when I had her for sale because I had offered to let her buy her before I sold her to anyone else and she didn't want to. But the lady I sold her to got kinda freaked out by it still and wants to do a paper trail witch is fine I guess, better safe then sorry, they love Willow and will never sell her. So I agreed to send her a copy I made of our bill of sale when I sold her and the one I got when I bought her and told her good luck finding the lady I got her from because last I heard she had moved to canada and judging by the way this lady had cared for Willow I am betting she didn't bother keeping any paper work, considering it was almost 5 years ago that I had bought her... so who knows what will happen with that really.
But all this got me thinking, what would happen if she had been stolen at one point? Would the people that had her now have to give her back even though they had bought her and had gotten a bill of sale? Or would they only be able to go after the person that stole her to try to get what she was worth back and send them to jail?
I know this is kinda a weird question but it might be nice to know in case she calls me again.