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post #21 of 27 Old 09-24-2013, 02:53 AM
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I had something similar happen with my horse, except the old owner contacted me. Of course I had a mild panic attack, until I talked with my trainer and BO who talked with the old owner first.

We had gotten my horse from an abusive situation. She wasn't getting fed and was stuck in mud. Luckily that owner signed her over to my trainer and she was matched with me. Well fast forward months later the woman who gave her to the owner who wasn't feeding my mare tracked us down. She had told this woman to give her back if she ever needed to. She spoke to my trainer who told her the mare was well loved and wasn't going any where. Then her contact info was passed along to me. She was happy to hear her old mare was well taken care of now and loved. I sent her an email with a photo and she sent me a lot of info back to me.

Luckily she didn't want her back, but did give me the same offer to give her back if the situation ever arises (which I don't plan on it, that mare will not be leaving me). But it was nice to know her history and know her blood lines.
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post #22 of 27 Old 09-24-2013, 02:57 AM
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Do not tell the original owner that you are not ever selling, do not put in that in an email, nothing you dont know what will happen in the future. Give her some time, she may decide to give you information. Let her get used to the idea that you have him. I have 3 horses given to me, one was signed over, i gave first rights, turned into a huge battle, person is still going around saying how I stole her horse. Pay for what it cost to keep and the horse would have been returned . she wanted the horse back after a year and not pay for feed . threatened me with animal control. So now I have a receipt from her saying she has signed the horse over to me with no conditions, with a release of records from the Vet. stating she signed the horse over to me. Other horse, was skin and bones darn near dead, found an original owner, same thing, the horse was to be rtd to orig owner, she offered to buy the mare back and i said sure with the stipulation she not be bred again, well that started a small war, said she was gonna sue me, said go for it. 3rd horse, no one wanted to claim him as being theirs, did not want to give any info. I still have all 3 horses. I never hear from the 'original' owners. So dont sweat it.
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post #23 of 27 Old 09-24-2013, 07:46 AM
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My dad had this issue. We bought a horse.. gave it to a friend..( to expose and keep but NOT sell.) which he did. and didn't tell my dad.. My dad found out.. and the Girl that his friend sold it to.. OFFERED to pay.. 0.o From what I heard, she paid about 300$ and he was worth way more then that. .. She hasn't contacted us since.. but my dad could care less.. She was giving him a great home.. Not sure if my parents sent her the registeration papers. But my dad wouldn't want to take him back if we could, because we know he is/was in good hands( this was a couple years ago) << read about Sunny and I. Our journey
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post #24 of 27 Old 09-24-2013, 08:34 AM
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I find it hard to believe that the original owner can't speak to you after months have passed. Perhaps your coworker didn't contact her until more recently and made up an excuse.

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post #25 of 27 Old 09-24-2013, 05:55 PM
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I was in the original owners shoes this summer.

I sold my first horse to a woman almost four years ago now. She promised me she would never sell him, and I agonized over the decision for months but in the end, I sold him to her, that's how bad she wanted him. For a year or so we stayed in close contact, until I moved when I finished school.

This July I saw her daughter at the Calgary Stampede, and I found out she had sold my gelding less then two years after purchasing him. The daughter promised me that they kept in touch with the new owners, that he was loved and happy. There's nothing I can do about it, I can't buy him back, although I wish I could.

OP, your gelding is lucky to have you, and I hope my gelding has found the same thing in his new home.
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post #26 of 27 Old 10-04-2013, 07:04 AM
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One thing a person always has to keep in mind when selling a horse is that you can not expect or 100% believe the next owner will never sell the horse - even if they promise it. No one knows the future and its a bit impractical to expect someone else to hold to an expectation you yourself could not hold since you are obviously selling the horse for whatever reason. The only way to ensure the horse is not sold on to someone else is to not sell the horse in the first place.

All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!

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post #27 of 27 Old 10-04-2013, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag View Post
I find it hard to believe that the original owner can't speak to you after months have passed. Perhaps your coworker didn't contact her until more recently and made up an excuse.
I couldn't say that I would want to speak to the new owner if something like that happened to me...
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