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post #1 of 7 Old 07-06-2011, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Is there any law about moving a horse off someone else's land without their consent

I have a horse and I need to move it off the land of a place where I'm boarded. I havent exchanged paper work with the owner of the land. I was put ther eon a verbal agreement. I was kicked off today, because I have to get rid of my horse and I was giving her to the people I got her from cause they want her back. I promised them when I got her they would get first chance if something happened. The land owner has no paper work of any powers over my horse. I havent signed anything with her. The land owner is wanting me to move th ehorse when they are home. I want to move it earlier in the day. Do they have any power at all or any legal leg to stand on since I have no contract with them? I have all papers to my horse. Can I move her without the land owner being there and not legaly get in trouble? I will be off their land by the deadline. Im just not doing it when they want me too.
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-06-2011, 11:00 PM
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If you have the right to go on the property (not kicked off the property and told not to return) and you and owners agree that you are free and clear on board, then I think you gave the right to get your horse whenever you want. However, if there is any question afterwards about tack missing, gates left open, animal incidents, or one of the thousand things that could happen after you leave, you might be blamed for the incident even if it was someone else's fault. Then you'd be in a pickle with explaining to do to the authorities because you didn't honor the owner's wishes. Just my non-lawyer thoughts....
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Thank you.

I figured I would just wait to be safe. I didn't pay anything for the board I worked it off...This whole incident is just crazy. The land owner is kicking me off just because the land owner doesnt like the home Im giving her to. Which was her original home anyway.
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-06-2011, 11:24 PM
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Then I would be safe...and wait till she's there to go get my horse. Or work our a compromise that a friend of hers that she trusts was there when you are arriving. She may just want to make sure the new/old home owners aren't on her property, coming with you when you come to get the horse. I am touchy about people being on my property when I'm not there, even my best friends. So that part's natural behavior but sounds like there's more to it with your barn owner.
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-06-2011, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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I understand that. I am too. I dont like people doing that my home either. SO I wouldn't to hers. But I will just wait on her. This situation is just stressing...Thnx again for your help!
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-18-2011, 04:46 PM
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I had a lady try to keep one of my horses and I called the cops to see if I could remove my property and they said as long as you dont damage property getting in (Cutting locks ect,) I could go get my horse. Thats in Oregon though so you would probley have to call the police in your area.
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-21-2011, 04:04 PM
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I see this is old but without a contract you would probably be looking at criminal trespass charges if she wanted to be mean about it. Hopefully it all worked out.........

This, too, shall pass........
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