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    03-18-2013, 10:21 AM
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Weanling
Back board and legal questions when buying a horse?

My mother is interested in buying 2 horses. One is the mother of my horse, and the other is of the same breed.

The woman selling these horses is boarding them at a local facility, and the manager of said facility is trying to sell the horses for her. When I bought my mare, I got the impression that the owner did NOT pay board, and that all of the funds received from my mare were going towards paying the back board (i.e., board she owed from months before, that she had never paid).

Well, I found out that both mares were trained in another state on the east coast (Why? Who knows!). I contacted those people to see if they could tell me anything about the 2 horses. I did this to obtain an outside opinion, as the manager trying to sell these horses was giving me a line of "outstanding" crap about them, when I know that they're nothing special.

The email that I received back from the people on the east coast pretty much said, "I'm sorry, we can't give you any information about her horses. We're currently in a legal dispute regarding funds that she never paid us to train and board her horses." So apparently there is nothing new with the owner!

My question is this, for whoever ends up buying these horses:
What if the facility on the east coast would try to seize these horses? If they were sold, would the buyer have to give them up? I'm assuming that the woman that owns them would just have to pay the board and training fees that are owed. But I'm not really sure. That's why I'm checking. It'd be a sticky situation to get yourself in to! Some facilities will call the law on you if you don't pay them for training or board, and I've heard that they could claim the animal until fees are paid.
     
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    03-18-2013, 10:44 AM
  #2
Showing
I'd walk away. This woman already has two people to whom she owes money, and if it goes to court the buyers could very well lose the animals, especially if they already knew going in that the seller owed monies concerning these animals' training and care.
     
    03-18-2013, 10:54 AM
  #3
Banned
^ditto
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    03-18-2013, 03:38 PM
  #4
Trained
Those horses are involved in a legal dispute. No telling who really owns them. Purchase them at your own risk. Shalom
     
    03-18-2013, 03:45 PM
  #5
Yearling
Run Away!!! Run Away!!!
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    03-18-2013, 03:58 PM
  #6
Trained
RUN don't walk, away.......far, far away! This situation has Potential Heartbreak and Definitely going to Get Ugly written all over it.
     
    03-18-2013, 05:14 PM
  #7
Weanling
Thank you! I talked this over with my Mom, and we've decided to just watch and see what happens, without getting involved.

I get the impression that the barn manager that has them now is getting tired of waiting for her money too. She's had them for 7 months, and has yet to receive any board (heard this from a friend of hers, not herself). Since her boarding fees are $500 a month, she's already about $3,500 in the hole for each of them ($7,000 total). I really, really wonder if she's going to try and seize them as well...

This could end up being a knock down drag out over 2 horses that neither party wants!

...*sits down, pulls out popcorn*
     
    03-18-2013, 05:24 PM
  #8
Yearling
I like your comment of 'sits down, and pulls out popcorn'! That's awesome!
     
    03-18-2013, 05:57 PM
  #9
Green Broke
East coast trainer/boarder was an idiot for lettign the horses leave before payment. THAT was the time to put lien on horse. While they can suit for money, don't see how a court would award them the horses, and don't think trainer would want the court to as they would have to ship the horses. Or pay board till sold.
BO 2 who has them now, may or may not have the legal right to sell them to cover back board. That's going to depend on your state laws.
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    03-18-2013, 08:34 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
east coast trainer/boarder was an idiot for lettign the horses leave before payment. THAT was the time to put lien on horse. While they can suit for money, don't see how a court would award them the horses, and don't think trainer would want the court to as they would have to ship the horses. Or pay board till sold.
BO 2 who has them now, may or may not have the legal right to sell them to cover back board. That's going to depend on your state laws.
That's what I was thinking, too.
     

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