what are my rights? what can I do?
Hey guys I need some opinions or if any has been in my shoes, the story goes:
I rescued a 8 year old grulla appy mare. I found out my parents bought a house and we where moving. This house came with no land for horses so I had to look for a place to move my 6 horses and 4 boarding horses. I began to panic as finding a place was hard! So I listed my two happy mares that where wild broodies at 700.00.
A lady came out and showed much interest in my one mare. She came out 3 times. Now this mare is a grulla great build and threw a leopard colt(she was bred when I got her). With any horse I ever sold I always tell them that I get the first option buy back at purchase price. Now this mare was only halter broke. She agreed to this in person and via texts and emails.
She emailed me once in 3 month period letting me know she had her feet done and has had a saddle on her back! Great I was happy for both of them! I had 3 trainers tell me ship her out and I knew in my heart she just needed time, and someone be patient. At the time I had 4 other wild mares to train and I was working with them by who be the easiest and quickest. This mare was untouchable for the longest time.
Well a lady I know texts me asking if I was selling my horse. By than I have moved and did not sell the other. I find out spook in for sale. I sold her to the lady for only 175.00!!! She was asking 1500.00 and only owned her for 3 months emailed her at first a little hot headed and upset saying that she broke our agreement and that she never contacted me first. I stated to her I'm glade she was a flip for you and that you are looking for a profit.
She responded back to her dismay that spook was too small for her fiancé. Funny she never mentioned to me she be his horse, that she was project horse for her. That she would have a forever home. Bull! Well she claimed to have email me 3 times asking me if I like to buy her back. I did not get any email.She said if I wanted her I would have to pay 1500.00, however her add said 1500.00 or best offer. So I emailed her 3 times stating our agreement has been broken. In my last email I said I would take legal action. And magically 2 hours later the add came off. I have not heard a thing from her since!
Now due to packing a barn and moving horses in a month's time on my fault I did not have a contract drawn up, and I am so mad at myself.However I do have texts and emails where I state I get fist option buy back.
I believe our agreement was broken the moment she put her for sale.
What can I do? Is there anything?
Also in her add she stated to me that she would not have her sit in a pasture ignored again. I never ignored her always had free choice hay or grass and water. I have witnesses and trainers tell me what they think. My boarders have witnessed me attempt to bond with her and work with her.
I have no clue where she is now. I hope she in a good home.
I would like her back as we agreed, however I am not getting any response.
I did not want her to bounced around. I wanted to always know she is okay. I did not pay 800.00 for her, let her foal out dewrom her and pay to feed her for over a year to sell her for 175.00 and have someone flip her for money. I understand she needed work. However she ran in a heard of wild appalossas her whole life. With getting her in her last trimester and raising a colt I thought it be less stress to let her be and settle and finish her job as a mom.
Another thing is she listed the mare as proven color producer she threw a try leopard colt. I told her she not to be rebred, she had many foals and now she deserves to just be a horse! I'm afraid she maybe a baby machine now for her life which takes a lot out of a mare.
I'm currently thinking of lawyer however I have no info on where to serve her. I do know where she works.
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