Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Charlottesville VA
Getting a rescue horse is like getting property with an encumbrance....
Here is part of the adoption agreement....
"It is agreed that entry of (This Horse) in a race shall void this sale and any subsequent sales, and ownership and all rights of
possession shall immediately revert back to Inc. The adopted horse may be removed from
any premises by Inc. including from any racetrack, without court order. Adopter
authorizes Inc to present a copy of this Agreement or other notice of this Agreement to any
Racing Secretary and the Racing Secretaries are authorized and directed to bar the Adopted Horse from entering any race.
(New Owner) agrees not to breed the horse under any circumstances.
It is agreed that if (This Horse) is offered for sale, or is to be given away in the future, that (Present Owner) Inc. will be notified via telephone and First Class mail and given first right of refusal. (Present Owner)
Inc. has seven (7) days to exercise the first right of refusal from the date of the notification
by the (Present Owner). If (Present Owner)Inc. opts not to exercise its first right of refusal
then (New Owner) will provide (Present Owner)Inc. with the name, address and telephone
number of any prospective owner to
Most of this sounds like trouble for the new owner. If they want to sell they are limited. This contract is so one sided, it might not stand up in court. Don't get mad! Get real, people put tons of time and money in their horses and sometimes they want to sell. This sounds as if the rescue will fight it. Before I saw this I thought I might go back to this one anyway, but now no dice!!!!!