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TabbyNeko 08-08-2009 01:57 AM

Should I sue?
 
A stupid little b**** ran my dear horse into a wire fence (full story in the 'Horse Talk' thing)...he's absolutly traumatized now, we can't get near him, we can't help, he won't eat or anything.

Should I sue the little retch and her mother, the big retch?

ozarkmama 08-08-2009 11:54 AM

Do you have witnesses? I would contact an attorney for advice.

Brighteyes 08-08-2009 02:52 PM

If it's tramatized your horse so much that he's off his feed, sue the little brat for all she's worth. Do you have a wittness? Pictures of the injuries? Ect?

Make sure you get all you can off of her. That'll learn 'em.

Spastic_Dove 08-08-2009 02:59 PM

I would recommend talking to an attorney.In the mean time, keep pictures and document everything, (Especially vet visits).

Barrelracer Up 08-08-2009 03:17 PM

Did she sign a contract? She may be able to counter sue for endangerment so be careful. There are also state laws with equine activities that may prevent either of you from doing anything. Best bet is talk to a lawyer, and if it were me and I had a case per lawyer, I would sue.

Good luck and I hope your guy gets well soon.

Sunny06 08-08-2009 04:02 PM

*evil grin* Go get 'er.

That is, if you have legal permission.

RiddlesDarkAngel5 08-08-2009 05:02 PM

I just read your story and, if she did not have written permission to ride your horse, you have every right to sue for the cost of vet bills. Also, i might consider a restraining order barring this person and her family from getting anywhere near either of your horses. I would contact an attorney ASAP to see what you can do.

Spastic_Dove 08-08-2009 05:35 PM

^Hmm...Ignore me if I'm steering the conversastion elsewhere, but I thought you were responsible UNLESS (and only if the wording is right) they sign a release saying they will not hold you responsible because horses are dangerous etc etc?

Brighteyes 08-08-2009 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove (Post 372683)
^Hmm...Ignore me if I'm steering the conversastion elsewhere, but I thought you were responsible UNLESS (and only if the wording is right) they sign a release saying they will not hold you responsible because horses are dangerous etc etc?


I haven't read the story (can't find the link), but if the kid entered Tabbyneko's property without permission and scared his horse crazy, I don't think she'd get much legal protection from the lack of a signed contract.

(Correct me if I'm wrong; I'm no lawyer.)

TabbyNeko 08-08-2009 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove (Post 372683)
^Hmm...Ignore me if I'm steering the conversastion elsewhere, but I thought you were responsible UNLESS (and only if the wording is right) they sign a release saying they will not hold you responsible because horses are dangerous etc etc?

But I called EVERY kid's house and told them about the horse...I told them not to go near him as he was still in training. I then reminded them each before they went in to tack up their horses. This girl got bored with her lesson horse and decided to take my 3 year old stallion out of his stall, tack him up, and ride him out of the barn without telling me a thing.

She pulled on his mouth and kicked him and slapped him with the crop to show off. She made him crash through a wooden fence and walked away as he twisted in the wore cow fence.

I really don't think I could be held responsible for it...i told everyone numerous times and she didnt have permission to go near him.

Please dont make this harder than this already is and im sorry if I sound mean, but I am exaughsted.


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