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sixlets 03-02-2011 04:11 PM

Equine Lemon Law in US
 
I have heard that they have horse lemon laws in Netherlands and Germany, possibly other countries, and was wondering if anyone knows if there is one in the US? Particularly Minnesota?

riccil0ve 03-02-2011 04:13 PM

What is a Lemon Law? O_o

ETA: Ah. I couldn't find a horse one in MN, there is one in Florida though.

Speed Racer 03-02-2011 04:16 PM

Unless you have a written, signed contract, buying horses in the U.S. is caveat emptor.

sixlets 03-02-2011 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speed Racer (Post 947845)
Unless you have a written, signed contract, buying horses in the U.S. is caveat emptor.

That's what I thought, but just wanted to make sure

Saddlebag 04-21-2011 10:39 PM

It's also called Horse Trading.

faye 04-21-2011 10:47 PM

In the UK and europe (where the laws are fairly consistant generaly because they are EU directives) you only have any form of protection if you are buying from a dealer and only then if you have a written contract of sale that for example says the horse is vice free and it becomes plainly obvious in a very short period of time that the horse weaves horrificly.

If you buy privately then it is a case of Buyer beware.

sixlets 04-22-2011 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by faye (Post 1007182)
In the UK and europe (where the laws are fairly consistant generaly because they are EU directives) you only have any form of protection if you are buying from a dealer and only then if you have a written contract of sale that for example says the horse is vice free and it becomes plainly obvious in a very short period of time that the horse weaves horrificly.

If you buy privately then it is a case of Buyer beware.

That's what I figured. I did buy the horse in question from a breeder, but unfortunately in the US that doesn't seem to matter. The trainer of my new horse who is from Netherlands heard my story and was appalled that we couldn't do anything about it here. Sucks for me I guess :/ Well, we learned a lot and were a lot more careful in buying the next horse. We've decided to only buy from breeders or trainers who have a reputation to uphold, no longer private sellers or breeders getting out of the business (as was the case with my horse in question).


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