Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Sam, why should a lessee have to pay for a coggins when they were returning the horse in several weeks time anyway?
It's not like the lease was going to run another year; the OP said distinctly that she was taking back possession of her animal in several weeks, and just took her sooner because the lessee refused to pay for the coggins.
Sometimes common sense needs to prevail, not what someone thinks, or because they want to be petty and petulant.
I say it was a mismatch to start with, and unless it was just for the money, I don't know why the OP ever agreed to lease the horse to them in the first place. Certainly their training and care methods are something with which the OP obviously disagrees, and they with hers.
If I didn't like the way someone treated, trained, or cared for horses, I sure as heck wouldn't let them get their hands on any of mine, regardless of money.