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post #1 of 4 Old 10-17-2013, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Misc. Questions on Horse

I'm sure a bunch of you have seen some posts of mine around about the new rescue horse that fell into my family's lap a month or so ago. If you haven't then that's just fine.

Anyway, he came to us under odd circumstances. His owners apparently had let their friends have him for their daughter to use in 4H and I guess somewhere down the line these new people had run out of funds to buy hay/grain and had stopped feeding him. We discovered him and called his prior owners about him and they were very upset and felt awful about it.

They were reluctant to let him go, but eventually let us have him. However, they made my mother agree that she would never sell him and if she were ever to want to sell, she'd have to give him back to them. They also told her they wanted to be able to stop by and see how he's doing at any time because apparently they don't live too far away.

Question 1: Are these odd requests on their part? Seeing as they apparently had no idea or interest in the mistreatment of the animal while he was with their friends?

To add to my confusion, they then, after telling us they'd be stopping by that first weekend, have yet to show up to see him. All my mom could talk about was how persistent they were on checking up on him. She's even sent them pictures of him and sent them updates (they asked for them) and she has received no response.

Question 2: Is it odd that they, having insisted on checking up on him and making us promise to treat him well, would not show even the slightest interest in him? Or is that normal?

They also did not give us his papers when we received him. My mother went on the AQHA website and looked him up. I've included his bloodlines and I'm curious if anyone knows anything about the horses in his lines. Anything impressive or just a bunch of random horses who happened to be registered? Anyone know anything about the Gucci line?

It's a loaded question, but I would appreciate any insight you have?
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-18-2013, 12:42 AM
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When I saw the bottom side of your horse's papers I had to look further because my old guy has Moore in his name.

If you go back to the first horse with Moore in the name on your horse's pedigree and on mine's pedigree the were both owned by the same guy.

Your horse's dam

Hazards Moores Code Quarter Horse

then go back to Stormy Day Moore

My horse

Adams Moore Chet Quarter Horse

then go back to Star Bright Moore

Pretty cool, huh?

I don't show nor do I breed anymore so I don't keep up with the more modern day bloodlines, but a few on your guys papers rings a bell. Invitation Only, Sonny Go Lucky, and Red Carrie Nation although I can't tell you what they did. You might be able to find out more on Allbreed. If they have a red star by their name there's usually a rundown of their accomplishments and a picture of them.
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Originally Posted by ForeverSunRider View Post
Question 1: Are these odd requests on their part? Seeing as they apparently had no idea or interest in the mistreatment of the animal while he was with their friends?
The requests aren't unusual, but they are unenforceable if they have actually sold the horse and aren't just free leasing it to you. They can't require that the horse be given back for free (or even not for free) if your mother decides she can't/doesn't want to keep him anymore. That's not how sales work. It would certainly be a courtesy to let them know he's for sale and give them the chance to buy him, but it's possible that several years will go by before that comes up and by then your mother may have put thousands of dollars into his care and training.

Stopping by to see him is, likewise, a courtesy. Your mother can move the horse without telling them, refuse to let them on her property, etc. at any point. They sold him, he's no longer theirs to "check in on." If they weren't concerned enough to check in on him when he was leased out, I can hardly see how they'd have any grounds to insist on it now.

Since they don't seem to be following up on anything anyway, I'd not worry too much about it, keep the Bill of Sale in a safe spot, and do what I wanted with the horse without consulting/contacting the previous owners.
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I really hope you have a Bill of Sale. If not get one. Otherwise, you may find that you are essentially getting a horse in great shape for the original owners and they can retrieve him at any time. A very kind thing for you to do for the horse, but will end in heartbreak for you.

The requests aren't unusual, but they may not follow through with them. Their intentions may be good.

The horse sounds fortunate that you're seeing to his care.
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