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        08-08-2009, 01:57 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Question Should I sue?

    A stupid little b**** ran my dear horse into a wire fence (full story in the 'Horse Talk' thing)...he's absolutly traumatized now, we can't get near him, we can't help, he won't eat or anything.

    Should I sue the little retch and her mother, the big retch?
         
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        08-08-2009, 11:54 AM
      #2
    Weanling
    Do you have witnesses? I would contact an attorney for advice.
         
        08-08-2009, 02:52 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    If it's tramatized your horse so much that he's off his feed, sue the little brat for all she's worth. Do you have a wittness? Pictures of the injuries? Ect?

    Make sure you get all you can off of her. That'll learn 'em.
         
        08-08-2009, 02:59 PM
      #4
    Trained
    I would recommend talking to an attorney.In the mean time, keep pictures and document everything, (Especially vet visits).
         
        08-08-2009, 03:17 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Did she sign a contract? She may be able to counter sue for endangerment so be careful. There are also state laws with equine activities that may prevent either of you from doing anything. Best bet is talk to a lawyer, and if it were me and I had a case per lawyer, I would sue.

    Good luck and I hope your guy gets well soon.
         
        08-08-2009, 04:02 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    *evil grin* Go get 'er.

    That is, if you have legal permission.
         
        08-08-2009, 05:02 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    I just read your story and, if she did not have written permission to ride your horse, you have every right to sue for the cost of vet bills. Also, I might consider a restraining order barring this person and her family from getting anywhere near either of your horses. I would contact an attorney ASAP to see what you can do.
         
        08-08-2009, 05:35 PM
      #8
    Trained
    ^Hmm...Ignore me if I'm steering the conversastion elsewhere, but I thought you were responsible UNLESS (and only if the wording is right) they sign a release saying they will not hold you responsible because horses are dangerous etc etc?
         
        08-08-2009, 05:49 PM
      #9
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    
    ^Hmm...Ignore me if I'm steering the conversastion elsewhere, but I thought you were responsible UNLESS (and only if the wording is right) they sign a release saying they will not hold you responsible because horses are dangerous etc etc?

    I haven't read the story (can't find the link), but if the kid entered Tabbyneko's property without permission and scared his horse crazy, I don't think she'd get much legal protection from the lack of a signed contract.

    (Correct me if I'm wrong; I'm no lawyer.)
         
        08-08-2009, 06:06 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    
    ^Hmm...Ignore me if I'm steering the conversastion elsewhere, but I thought you were responsible UNLESS (and only if the wording is right) they sign a release saying they will not hold you responsible because horses are dangerous etc etc?
    But I called EVERY kid's house and told them about the horse...I told them not to go near him as he was still in training. I then reminded them each before they went in to tack up their horses. This girl got bored with her lesson horse and decided to take my 3 year old stallion out of his stall, tack him up, and ride him out of the barn without telling me a thing.

    She pulled on his mouth and kicked him and slapped him with the crop to show off. She made him crash through a wooden fence and walked away as he twisted in the wore cow fence.

    I really don't think I could be held responsible for it...i told everyone numerous times and she didnt have permission to go near him.

    Please don't make this harder than this already is and im sorry if I sound mean, but I am exaughsted.
         

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