I was technically 'given' him, but because I didn't 100% trust the people, I handed over $50 and got a receipt. That way there was no question of ownership. I went out a couple of days later to start working on him (he had to stay where he was until I had done some handling with him as he was very nervous and scared of people) and found that they had sent him, along with 2 other horses to the knackery. I rang the knackery but was too late. Apparently he was upsetting the other horses and destroying fences. Its in the hands of the solicitor now so can't say too much, but that's what happened.
My Number 1 Rule When Owning A Horse:
"HANG OUT WITH THEM AND BE THEIR BUDDY, THEN THEY'RE YOURS FOR LIFE"