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        11-22-2013, 02:17 PM
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    Trained
    Sending a certified letter.

    I am sending a certified letter to the idiot that bought a two year old colt from me recently.
    Last month he drove to my house with a trailer in tow. Inside was the colt who had a very nasty cut from his knee down to his ankle. No skin was visible and I thought I was looking at bones and tendons.
    After he took the colt out of the trailer I asked him when did this happen and how.
    He replied that the cut was 2 days old and he thought he caught his leg on the fence.
    I told him to call the vet and as I was rinsing the wound with a water hose the imbecile drives off.
    I rinsed the dried blood , pus, hay and dead tissue off the horses leg and put him in a pen.
    I called the man and he stated he did not know what to do and did not want the horse anymore.
    I called the vet and he came out looked at the wound and gave me instructions and medications. He also gave a tetanus booster.
    I have not heard or seen the owner again and after hundreds of dollars in vet bills and medications I am demanding he pay what he owes me and picks up the horse.
    I have been to the mans house twice and he refuses to pick up the horse.
    He did have the nerve to tell me he would when the healed and sound .
    I have no intention of waiting that long or returning the horse if he does take his sweet time.
    Sometimes you just have to shake your head and wonder what planet some members of the human race are from. Shalom
         
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        11-22-2013, 02:44 PM
      #2
    Trained
    Wait until he is healed?! That's convenient.
    Maybe it would be best if you could just get his papers and re-sell him again. This guy is obviously an idiot.
    Not sure what it is about some people. I had a deposit sent on a filly two months ago and I cannot get a hold of her, so she's back on the market. Just weird.
         
        11-22-2013, 02:46 PM
      #3
    Trained
    Please don't send that poor baby back to that awful man :(
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        11-22-2013, 03:01 PM
      #4
    Trained
    The letter is being sent to give him an chance to pay up. If he doesn't the colt is mine.
    I still have his papers and have only talked to his wife. She went back inside to talk to him evidently and relayed his message to me.
    The cut is healing and due to the swelling we do not know if any damage was done. Nothing is broken and he is putting his weight on the leg.
    I am concerned about nerve damage.
    If he is not sound I will have him put down.
    I just need to clear up any legal issues about ownership. Hence the letter.

    WSarabians this is the second time I have sold this colt. The first guy paid 1000 dollars while he was nursing then changed his mind. He wanted his money back.
    I could have sold him to the man again but he refuses to have him gelded.
    This idiot that abandoned the horse was supposed to have him gelded and keep him in a pen away from the neighbors horses until he did. The pastures are divided by a barbed wire fence and there is a mare and foal in the adjoining pasture.
    This is what I think caused the cut.
    Once he is healed and pronounced sound I will have him gelded. Shalom
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        11-22-2013, 03:12 PM
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    Trained
    What idiots some people are. I'm soooo done with dealing with people like that! Hope things work out ok for you!
         
        11-22-2013, 03:12 PM
      #6
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    Some people. I wouldn't want to send the horse back to him knowing he's not willing to get the horse vet care, or take care of him while he's healing from something, but at the same time, he does own the horse, you did not agree to any terms of taking the horse and paying for care etc. Definitely send the letter, along with a copy of any and all vet bills, and demand payment for the treatment, and the costs of "board" or feeding of the horse while in your care. A court if necessary would side with you, and you'll get your money somehow. Though hopefully it doesn't come down to having to go to court. I swear sometimes I wonder who people have managed to survive. I know someone who's always posting about her horse's problems, and asking for advice, but she always refuses to call the vet. It gets really old really fast. Sorry that the idiot just dumped the horse back in your lap.
         
        11-22-2013, 03:18 PM
      #7
    Trained
    Yeah, colts don't do so well across a barbed wire fence from a mare. He probably striked out and got stuck.
    He seems to keep coming back to you - maybe you need a riding gelding? I think he likes you. Lol
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        11-22-2013, 03:19 PM
      #8
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    What idiots some people are. I'm soooo done with dealing with people like that! Hope things work out ok for you!
    OT, sorry Donald.
    How are your new ponies doing? Did they make it yet?
         
        11-22-2013, 03:23 PM
      #9
    Trained
    I am following the advice of a lawyer. He drafted the letter.
    I am prepared to keep the horse here for as long as it takes him to heal.
    I don't even want the money. I want just to ensure he has no legal claim of ownership.
    Anyone this careless and abandons a horse that needs medical attention has no business owning a horse or any animal for that matter..
    I wouldn't give him the sweat off my back if he was dying of thirst. That is how adamant I am. Shalom
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        11-22-2013, 03:29 PM
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dbarabians    
    I wouldn't give him the sweat off my back if he was dying of thirst. That is how adamant I am. Shalom
    That was a horrible mental image.
    But, I see what you're saying. I wonder if he has kids and if they all got fed and brought to the doctor.
    Sometimes people can fool you into thinking they are better then they are. I've had a few sales go south after the truth starts coming out.
         

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