I'm sure a bunch of you have seen some posts of mine around about the new rescue horse that fell into my family's lap a month or so ago. If you haven't then that's just fine.
Anyway, he came to us under odd circumstances. His owners apparently had let their friends have him for their daughter to use in 4H and I guess somewhere down the line these new people had run out of funds to buy hay/grain and had stopped feeding him. We discovered him and called his prior owners about him and they were very upset and felt awful about it.
They were reluctant to let him go, but eventually let us have him. However, they made my mother agree that she would never sell him and if she were ever to want to sell, she'd have to give him back to them. They also told her they wanted to be able to stop by and see how he's doing at any time because apparently they don't live too far away.
Question 1: Are these odd requests on their part? Seeing as they apparently had no idea or interest in the mistreatment of the animal while he was with their friends?
To add to my confusion, they then, after telling us they'd be stopping by that first weekend, have yet to show up to see him. All my mom could talk about was how persistent they were on checking up on him. She's even sent them pictures of him and sent them updates (they asked for them) and she has received no response.
Question 2: Is it odd that they, having insisted on checking up on him and making us promise to treat him well, would not show even the slightest interest in him? Or is that normal?
They also did not give us his papers when we received him. My mother went on the AQHA website and looked him up. I've included his bloodlines and I'm curious if anyone knows anything about the horses in his lines. Anything impressive or just a bunch of random horses who happened to be registered? Anyone know anything about the Gucci line?
It's a loaded question, but I would appreciate any insight you have?