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post #11 of 18 Old 10-16-2010, 08:54 PM
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If the check bounces I would report it to the police. Depending on the amount it could be a federal offence. I know in many states they will go after someone that bounces checks over $500.

The police may be able to find them using the info from the check/bank.
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post #12 of 18 Old 10-20-2010, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Well the cheque was for 300...half of a months fees (includes training fees, and boarding fees)...
I have an address on the cheque (has same phone number as one he gave me)....

I talked w a friend of mines BIL who happens to be an RCMP officer. He said that until I cash the cheque, and it bounces, and then cannot contact them, the police cant do anything....as, right now no crime has been committed....it isnt until there is a non payment thier hands are tied.

So, I will wait until such a time....

Until then, I'm working with him as I would with any other clients horse.
We had him out in the round pen today, and I did some ground work with him, he shows no signs of having any "anger issues", and actually was very responsive and quite smart, Can tell he wasnt quite sure what I wnated him to do at first when I took off the lead to Free-lunge....but he picked up on it quite quickly, and was a very good boy. Only problem I encountered was he was very lazy lol

He shows no aggressive signs when working around his back end, even when I had a scary plastic bag in my hand lol.....So Im thinking they may have startled him, and he kicked out? But of course because I cant contact them....I wouldn't know .

My thinking of the matter is, if I cannot get a hold of the owners, and the payment doesn't go through....Il just probably keep him. He seems sweet enough so far (of course he hasn't been here that long...so who is to say), but if he ends up being a nice horse, I may just keep him.

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post #13 of 18 Old 10-20-2010, 02:02 AM
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My assumption is they went broke and needed to sell their stuff, give away their horse, etc. They must have been in a tough situation. Could have had their house foreclosed, hence their phone being turned off. If the number matches the one on the check and is out of service, it is very possible they just wanted to find a good place to put him and get him off their backs. It's somewhat selfish, yet somewhat kind. They could have easily dropped him off at an auction to an uncertain fate, or left him at an abandoned home with no one to take care of him. They did what was best for the horse. Keep us updated!

I'm so busy, I don't know if I've found a rope... or lost my horse...
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post #14 of 18 Old 10-20-2010, 02:16 AM
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No matter what they were thinking, I agree that at least they came to someone who has horses, and obviously knows what they are doing, instead of leaving him on the side of the road, or who knows what other kind of fate. Recently around my area someone found an emaciated horse tied to a log on the side of the freeway, fortunately someone stopped and contacted someone who could help the poor guy. Its people like you that make the world a better place, knowing that things were kind of weird, and that you were probably being jipped, you still decided to take on the horse instead of telling them to go find someone else. Give the poor guy some big hugs. And please pictures and updates, he sounds like a sweetie.
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post #15 of 18 Old 10-20-2010, 02:29 AM
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My mom inherited two horses a couple years ago, though the circumstance was different. The two came from a fellow 4-H family. They were the grandpa and grandmas ponies for the kids. The grandpa died and the grandma said she just wanted a place for them till after all the stress dissipated but you could tell she was scared of them. She paid for about three months then we never heard from her again. The POA mare is the sweetest thing for beginners and the gelding is a great pony to have in the yard for kids to crawl all over but he is not the best to ride (halflinger and BOUNCY plus will pick up the bit and run).

I would agree with Snookeys about their situation... If the girl seemed upset then perhaps he was her recent present and they had NO idea what they were getting into.. Whatever the reason, at least they tried to get him a home in a respectable place. Hope to see him soon :)
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post #16 of 18 Old 10-20-2010, 09:04 PM
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Can't wait to see some pictures!

It's really just good they brought him to you. At the very least he'll have a fabulous home!

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post #17 of 18 Old 10-21-2010, 08:52 AM
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Awww...Shrek :)
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post #18 of 18 Old 10-24-2010, 02:52 AM
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My mom inherited two horses a couple years ago, though the circumstance was different. The two came from a fellow 4-H family. They were the grandpa and grandmas ponies for the kids. The grandpa died and the grandma said she just wanted a place for them till after all the stress dissipated but you could tell she was scared of them. She paid for about three months then we never heard from her again. The POA mare is the sweetest thing for beginners and the gelding is a great pony to have in the yard for kids to crawl all over but he is not the best to ride (halflinger and BOUNCY plus will pick up the bit and run).

I would agree with Snookeys about their situation... If the girl seemed upset then perhaps he was her recent present and they had NO idea what they were getting into.. Whatever the reason, at least they tried to get him a home in a respectable place. Hope to see him soon :)
I was about to say the same.

Probably got a horsey for the little girl because she wanted one,had no IDEA what they were doing or what the horse needed (hence his low weight, the halter marks from the halter that didn't fit him, and the cut on his head) and they were probably petrified of him because of his size.Guaranteed he made them nervous,which made him nervous, and caused him to act the way they described him too.

I always feel so bad for a horse that ends up in that situation. =/

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