there was no contract only verbal. I purchased food and supplies for the horse and told him anything he needed would be provided in exchange for letting him lay up. when i wanted to pick him up is when he demanded 60,000.00 for full training he had to put my horse in and special shoes. the vet wanted my horse barefoot for the recovery period. during this time he would not let me see the horse. thats when I thought he had me. i believed all of it. then one of the girls that worked for him called me and told me what really was going on and that my horse was in terrible shape and had been kicked in the face and thats why he didnt want me to see him. and he thought my family would come up with the cash my father was very wealthy for years and lost it all I was paying all the bills myself. since we are so attached to Pomps even lame he is worth alot to me I raised that horse. so he Claimed he needed to auction him to recover what he spent i offered him 10,000 to cover any expenses and to get my boy back but he said no and proceeded with the fake auction. according to ct law he could do that. so i thought pomp was long gone. then the girl told me he was donated since they lamed him even worse then before. they didnt even have a ring to ride in it was a back yard opperation. and he had a 14 year old girl jumping him over logs ( that was the full training) and she really hurt him he was a dressage horse. and even though he can jump he was never really any good.