Sorry, still trying to figure out how to reply to certain parts. She is the registered owner, her name is on the registration certificate and I have texts messages from her saying she was the one to put the mare up for sale.
That makes her even more despicable in my opinion. She's being petty just to be petty.
May be why she's divorced? She might just be a greedy, petty person. Obviously that's wild and spurious speculation on my part, but speaks volumes about the type of person she is.
Her argument of not wanting the horse sold and sold and sold doesn't hold water. That transfer record doesn't ensure a darn thing... and IMO, only makes it worse because technically, her registration papers are absolutely worthless now in terms of marketability. I mean, can she be transferred? Maybe? Probably? Only AQHA can answer that, but what a headache...
Without that transfer, she's a grade horse, IMO... and grade horses change hands a LOOOOTTTT. She isn't doing that horse any favors and may in fact have caused that horse a LOT of problems.
And about the low end price at an auction - she may be there through no fault of her own, may not be a thing wrong with her - people find diamonds laying on the ground in Arkansas all the time... but I question her motives for sending a horse to an auction where a GOOD registered horse would sell that cheap. People who own horses know where and when to send a horse to bring the best money. Cattle ranchers do the same. Could she have gambled and lost and now she's bitter? Maybe. We'll never know her true motivation, but this entire deal sounds sketchy as H. E. Doublehockeysticks.
I hope I'm not unfairly maligning her, but I don't think so. Her refusal to sign that and the other chick marketing that horse as a prospect with papers in hand is also dastardly.