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post #1 of 19 Old 12-03-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Selling a horse then NOT approving of it's new home...

IF you sold a horse, let him go for a two week trial, then showed up at the new owners house to finalize the deal and be paid... BUT really aren't impressed with his new living arrangments... would you take the horse back?

Not saying this is happening... but what if it did?

I have more backround posted in the Law section...

A bit more to the story; The horse has been out on a two week trial, but its really been almost a month becuase of money issues (theirs not mine, and I am trying to be understanding here).
They told me they want him.
I told them fine, but I consider him mine until I get paid.

I am to go pick up the money owed tomorrow... I'm a bit uncomfortable with everything now. I just don't get a good feeling but perhaps I am being overly protective?

I'm not fussy when it comes to keeping a horse. As long as they have clean water, clean good looking hay, a good size shelter, and decent fencing I'm pretty sure they will be ok....

Just wondering if anyone ever had a horse sold, then saw its new home and backed out and took the horse back.

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post #2 of 19 Old 12-03-2010, 08:29 PM
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If the payment hasnt been made and the sale isn't final, I think you would be able to take him back.
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post #3 of 19 Old 12-03-2010, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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I don't want to be a meanie (I know the girl really likes him) and for all I know the place could be real nice...

I guess I'm just preparing myself on all angles becuase I just am not
'feeling' this sale.

My mom mentioned writing a contract saying that within a given time frame (like 3 months perhaps?) If I am not impressed with his condition then I reserve the right to take him back (and refund their $100 of course) and in future if they sell him I get first dibs, again for the $100 they paid for him...

I'm not sure if those conditions are fair and if they would stand... I'm not a horrible person so in 3 months I wouldn't take him back just becuase I want him back!

But if they wouldn't sign a contract?

I feel very spastic about this... and this is not the first horse I sold.

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post #4 of 19 Old 12-03-2010, 08:51 PM
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If you sell the horse, you lose any rights to it. It's not your horse anymore. Furthermore, unless you pay an attorney to write up said contract, chances are it wouldn't be binding anyway and they would be legally allowed to keep him. If you are not satisfied with the goings on when you visit tomorrow, then take him back while he is still yours.

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post #5 of 19 Old 12-03-2010, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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If you are not satisfied with the goings on when you visit tomorrow, then take him back while he is still yours.
Thanks for the advice...
I guess I am afraid they will get mad, I don't like making people unhappy, but I did like this horse, and IMHO I could just as easily keep him, let him sit for a little while, and get to his training when I get to it...

At first I wanted him gone becuase I dont have anytime for him (but I board so he is well taken care of!), but I couldn't live with myself if I am unahppy about where he is.

"Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. "
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post #6 of 19 Old 12-03-2010, 09:14 PM
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Honestloy, don't care about hurting their feelings. You'll regret not taking the horse out of a bad situation a year from now. If it turns out to be a bad place, tell them you would like to take the horse back. No reason is required, but you could tell them that you are not comfortable with his living arrangements. If you're not so keen on this, you could ask for pictures of him in his new home and try to see a little of his surroundings from the pictures.
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post #7 of 19 Old 12-03-2010, 09:39 PM
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Go with your gut feeling. If it feels bad, then bring your horse home. Sometimes something just doesn't feel right and its best to go with that feeling.
If you don't like where he is, if he is not looking good after they have had him for a month, if you don't like the way things seem, then give the check back and take him home.
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post #8 of 19 Old 12-03-2010, 09:47 PM
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There are reasons you have contracts in place before (or as) the horse is being sold. You write these things down - i.e. "sale is pending facility inspection." However, if you sell a horse with no stipulations, then you're outta luck.
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post #9 of 19 Old 12-03-2010, 09:52 PM
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Definitely take the horse back if you feel it is not being taken care of properly BEFORE they pay you. It may be best to talk to their BO before you take the money. The BO might be able to tell you a little more of the financial aspect of things. Like if they have gotten paid and whether or not the horse it is getting properly taken care of.

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post #10 of 19 Old 12-04-2010, 02:20 PM
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Honestly if you feel they arent taking care of the horse or plan to then take him back. They obviously havent paid for him therefore he is still yours.

I recently sold my gelding like a year or so ago and because my stepdad wanted him gone he told me to just sell to the first person who offered me money, i didnt want to but i had to because we were moving.

Needless to say a month later i was looking for a replacement for him (there was a reason i was selling him because he had cut his leg open on barb and i needed something long term riding not just a few miles - i mean he would have been great for a kids horse to ride around, something light weight?) on a website called kijiji and i found out that they had him posted for sale! for $2500 - when i sold him for $700 because he wasnt broke, he had apendix papers & his knee. I wanted him to go to a forever home where they would look after him and such and they lied to me and told me they would but because my stepdad was an *******, he made me sell him to them.

They were selling him as a dead broke gelding, coyotes chased him and ripped his leg open. The picture they posted was of him where he hasnt been brushed, cleaned, his hoofs werent looked after, i felt so bad because i sold him to people who didnt even care about him or his needs and completely lied to us and the public about what they were selling!

So my advice? If you arent happy and are having second guesses about where your horse is going to then take him back and keep looking. You dont need to go online one day and find out that they are treating him bad and not looking after him.

Sorry for the long post!
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