Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: If you only knew....
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that's all fine and nice, but perhaps in the future, you should understand that a receipt for board and a bill of sale are two very different things. I asked moxie if she received a bill of sale, and she said that yes she had, it was in writing. The only point that I ever tried to make here was that if you and your wife did indeed take ownership of the horse, and had that information in writing, there should have never been an issue. If you own the horse, you should have been able to take it when and where you wanted, period.
It is sad that you cannot trust people in our society, and if this was your first horse, you will soon learn that the horse industry is filled with crooks. So here is my advice to you in the future. ALWAYS obtain a bill of sale, something in writing saying that you purchased this horse for "x" amount of dollars, or that there was no monetary exchange. This way, if a situation such as this comes up again, there will be no issue. I purchased my three year old from my best friend, I still got a bill of sale stating that I am now the legal owner.
Again, I am sorry that this happened to you, hopefully you will have better luck in the future.