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        04-19-2010, 09:02 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Lol ^ that's a great idea.
    To the OP if I were in that station I would take the horse back.
         
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        04-19-2010, 10:41 PM
      #12
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    The rescue woman did know that the horse would be going to my daughter. I went with her to pick it up and she told her in front of me. The sad part is that my daughter loves the horse. We didn't get the horse because she is free, we got her because we thought she'd make a good match for my daughter. If I got the horse for myself, I wouldn't hesitate to take her right back. As it is my daughters horse, I think I will speak to an attorney. If he thinks we can win then it would be worth the fight not to have to break my daughters heart. If our chances aren't good, then no need delaying the inevitable. Either way, I am having the vet out tomorrow...just in case. Everyone who knows me, know that I take very good care of my horse. We are a good family for Hope...this whole thing is wrong on so many levels We really may be better off just letting her go.

    As for the crazy trainer....I will never forgive her for doing this to my daughter and my daughter knows that she will not be taking lessons from her again (not that she wants to....my poor daughter is very upset)
         
        04-19-2010, 11:10 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    That is a horrible thing to have to deal with. As a mother of a 10 yr old daughter myself it is the worst thing to see your little girl with a broken heart.
    If you can speak to an attorney about this and he can give you advice on what you can do legally to see if you really have a leg to stand on. That would be a start , but attorney fees and court costs sure do add up. It may be better to cut your losses , return the horse and shop for a new equine buddy for your daughter....which will be hard for her at first I am sure.

    This is an experience that I had a few summers ago: I was going to free lease a pony mare for my daughter for the summer who was ridden by beginners on trail rides ..etc. I went out and rode this mare who was a sweet heart for me and also rode her on a trail ride and she did wonderful as well. We made all the arrangements to have her at the barn that I board at. My daughter was 8 at the time and just loved that pony like most little girls. She spent a week getting to know her , brushing her , leading her etc...and then it was time to ride. She got on and this pony bucked her off! While she was not hurt (thank god!) The pony went back to her owners ! My daughter was heartbroken and cried the day the trailer came to pick the mare up.
    It took many,many months of looking to find the right horse for her and then we found our Paint. We have now owned him for 2 yrs and is perfect for her and our family.
    Trust me , I came through the free lease experience much , much wiser!
    I know that isnt exactly the same situation that you are in but if you have to let this mare go, you will find the perfect horse for your daughter and she will have many, many new experiences/adventures to look forward to.

    As far as the trainer goes.....Find a new trainer for your daughter. I agree she shouldn't be acting that way especially in front of one of her lesson kids. She sure isnt acting like an adult and she is supposed to be a role model for young riders?

    Whatever you decide to do , I hope it all works out....keep us posted. It def. Isnt fun when we have to go through things like this!
         
        04-19-2010, 11:16 PM
      #14
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    I appreciate everyone's help and advice. I have learned something...I will never again take a rescue horse no matter how this turns out. What should be beneficial to both horse and owner has turned into a nightmare.
         
        04-20-2010, 01:00 AM
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    I just wanted to let you all know that your posts were very helpful. Because of them, I went ahead and had that heart to heart with my daughter. I told her that I wouldn't be able to sign an unreasonable contract, that if it comes to that, we may have to let Hope go. I told her that I would not sign a contract that will allow her to be taken from us at any time and have that hanging over our heads for the rest of Hopes life. I also told her that if that happens, then we will find her another horse with no strings attached this time. She is extremely upset which is understandable. The bad thing is, you never forget the first horse you ever own and unfortunately for my daughter, it could turn out to be a very bad experience
         
        04-20-2010, 01:07 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    I feel really bad for your daughter, my heart really goes out to her. I am sure that my daughter would be feeling the same way. Good for you for talking openly about it. I truly hope everything works out for you guys....if not with Hope then with her next new best friend. Keep us updated, in the meantime ((Hugs)) to you and your little girl : )
         
        04-20-2010, 07:59 AM
      #17
    Showing
    Sandy, lessons in life come in all different ways for kids. This was a very harsh one to learn but it sounds like you handled it well and something is gained from it.
         
        04-20-2010, 08:38 AM
      #18
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    Originally Posted by sandy2u1    
    I appreciate everyone's help and advice. I have learned something...I will never again take a rescue horse no matter how this turns out. What should be beneficial to both horse and owner has turned into a nightmare.
    That is some what short sighted of you.

    What you did wrong was not have a proper contract/bill of sale to start with.

    Have you read the contract that you refuse to sign yet? Or are you just assuming it says things you do not want part of?

    I am sure your daughter will fall in love with any horse you get her. Yes, she will be sad for a while but if you are so against the contract associated with this horse then just send her back and find another horse.

    Do not hide the horse like you suggested in your other thread. That certainly does not make you any better of a person than the trainer.
         
        04-20-2010, 11:35 AM
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    Update: The rescue lady is faxing the contract over to a lawyer to look at. Maybe this way we can come up with something everybody can be happy with. The vet is also coming out today and giving me recommendations on her overall general care.
    She actually came right out and asked me why I wanted an attorney to look at it...did I think she was going to screw me I really like her bluntness.
         
        04-20-2010, 11:57 AM
      #20
    Showing
    I'm sorry to say that this isn't going to go away even with an attorney. These people are totally unreasonable and beyond bounds. No matter what you do, they will find a way to criticize you or simply to make your life miserable. I am familiar with their type and regardless what you finally agree upon - it isn't over.
         

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