I am sure they have some sort of proof that the horses are theirs , be in not a bill of sale , but perhaps previous pictures and if they knew about this thread they could have this to to bring to court ...just saying
It's if. These things ended up needed.
Really though I think I'd just tell them to take their horses either that or return them myself.
No problem right now I just don't see the harm in knowing these things.
Lol I dunno i'm going to tell them to start helping out soon cause it's not like were rich either..
But we've been 'helping let's for 3 years now with little help and they rarely even check on them. Time to end it
If you let go on for so long and not talked to them about it , then it's not entirely their fault. I mean no offence but 3 years is a long time to go to pay for someone elses horses and personally I wouldn't have done it no where near that long and I would have got some sort of contract saying they would pay for all vet bills and feed. I am a good hearted person and love to help anyone but 3 years is a bit much? I would def talk to them about this and make some sort of other arrangements , that could be they either take them or they sign some sort of contract saying they will start paying on this stuff , or just give up ownership.
If the one with the bet bills in my name.
If i'm the one,with the feed bills. Basically everything in my name. They are on my property. And have nothing for them in their name. I wanted to know if anything went down, who would have a bigger advantage, in the end who could most likely end up with them, legally. Because right now it would be like someone walking up, saying random horse is theirs but with no proof, while I do have some things to back Me up.
Now maybe it's just me, but everything you just said here reeks of dishonesty, IMHO. That is what NorthernMama was talking about, I suspect. It sounds to me like you are wanting excuses to claim these horses as your own under the guise of "well, I've been caring for all their needs for x amount of time, so rightfully, they should be mine".
The fact is, these aren't your horses. If you are happy to continue to provide all their care in spite of them not belonging to you, then power to you. If you are tired of caring for them, then notify a lawyer and get the legal paperwork drawn up to either get them off your land or have the owners relinquish ownership of them to you.
I wanted to know if anything went down, who would have a bigger advantage, in the end who could most likely end up with them, legally.
^^That is what gets me the most. Advantage? They aren't your horses, you know they aren't your horses and those "legal" explanations you're looking for aren't "legal" at all because that would include lying.
What could hypothetically go down that would call ownership into question? The only thing I can think of is if they wanted to move their horses? Do you mean if an emergency occurred and the horses ended up loose and needing to be claimed?
In the end though, the horses belong to them no matter how many vet invoices and receipts you have. I guess they may have trouble proving ownership if you decided to lie in court and claim they have always been yours?
There is always a way for the truth to come out and I am sure they have got pictures of them from previous years and who knows , they may even still know the people that they got the horses from ... You never know ? I am gathering that these people are your friends or something and that you didn't let complete strangers leave their horses with you ...What started this all to begin with, how did you end up with the horses 3 years ago and why ? What was said about feeding and vet bills? Surely there was some sort of conversation about this? People just don't drop off horses without permission and say ok here ya go !