Is the issue he has with the foal or with the mare or both? If your friend legally owns the horse, your friend has the right to move the horse if she wants. If he doesn't let your friend, then technically he's "stealing" your friend's horse. Now is it possible that he purposely bred your friends mare, and was hoping that you friend wouldn't notice or come around until after the foal was weaned, and would possibly be none the wiser so now he's putting up a stink? Again, the horse is your friends, there was no agreement between the owner (your friend), and the guy about breeding, so he had no right to breed your friends mare. If your friend wants to move her horse and foal, and he doesn't want to let her, I personally would involve the police or animal control or something at this point, and go get the horse back. Did her granddad possibly make an agreement with the guy about breeding the mare without your friends consent? If she hasn't, she should ask, and make sure that she have all the facts laid out, so she can act accordingly, but I don't think he has any legal right to keep your friend from taking her horse. She entered into an "agreement" basically with her granddad, and if her granddad made an agreement separately with the guy about the horse, then he had no right to. I hope that your friend can get this resolved soon.
Last edited by dressagebelle; 07-11-2013 at 12:13 AM.