I'm thinking of adopting a horse from a local rescue/sanctuary. Today I was filling out the application/contract and I have a couple of questions maybe you guys can help.
First, at the top of the application it says "Note: Adopted and foster horses remain the property of "name of organization."
Can they do this? Can they charge you a 2k or 3k adoption fee and then still the horse is theirs? She said nothing about this when I was looking at horses.j
Also, on the last page it says I understand that if I Adopt/foster a horse from "organization" I I may never race sell, lease, give away, the equine I adopt of foster. There is also a clause that says you can not breed the horse.
I'm just wondering how legal this is. Not that I want to breed, sell, race, etc. I was made to understand that the horse's breed association registration would be transferred to me, and I am paying near market price for the horse. I thought once I paid adoption fee, took possession and had transfer papers the horse is mine. Can they really come after me if I lease him to someone or sell him later on down the line?