Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
If you want to claim them as yours, you'll need to file a lien with the courts and claim the animals are abandoned. You'll be required to produce all receipts for feed, hay, vet, and farrier bills going back at least 24 months.
Even if you don't have a receipt for hay or the farrier, all the other receipts will prove that you've been providing care.
If you don't have a contract with these owners and don't want to go through the legalities of getting a court order pronouncing the horses as yours, then you don't have any way to prevent the owners from taking them.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!