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post #1 of 17 Old 07-04-2010, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Tell me...what would you do?

Soo about a year ago I bought a horse thinking he was a registered arabian gelding, he was 13 years old, and he was a stud in his "glory days". Well the vet recommended a specialist but he was guessing this horse was about 18. I've been asking the girl all this year to send me his papers. She still hasn't she got upset when I told her that I need the papers NOW. She gives me the same excuse everytime, I'm moving, or I may have misplaced it cause I'm SOOO busy. I told her this time that she better find his reg. number, and buy his papers cause I want them, and I want them now. She then replied back with the same excuse! What should I do?!!!
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post #2 of 17 Old 07-04-2010, 02:08 PM
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I would be asking is this the horse i thought i bought?? is it possible he was stolen? definitely try trace his past

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post #3 of 17 Old 07-04-2010, 03:38 PM
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Do you have a bill of sale for him?
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post #4 of 17 Old 07-04-2010, 04:02 PM
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If you have a bill of sale does it say he's registered? If it does, I would tell her to cough up the papers or you'll take her to small claims. In some states it's considered breach of contract to sell an animal as registered or papered and not provide documentation supporting such or to make it possible for you to transfer ownership.

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post #5 of 17 Old 07-04-2010, 04:30 PM
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Unfortunately, you should have demanded the paperwork to verify before you picked up and paid for the horse. a vet check at the time would have helped to verify his age. You've already had him a year, I would imagine it is too late to do anything about it at this point. Buyer beware.
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post #6 of 17 Old 07-04-2010, 04:57 PM
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Unfortunately, you should have demanded the paperwork to verify before you picked up and paid for the horse. a vet check at the time would have helped to verify his age. You've already had him a year, I would imagine it is too late to do anything about it at this point. Buyer beware.
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post #7 of 17 Old 07-04-2010, 05:00 PM
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I agree - you should of been more "on the ball" when you were in the process of buying him.

What does it matter if he's registered or not? Does that minimize his worth to you? Is he still not a good horse?

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post #8 of 17 Old 07-04-2010, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Yes he is a WONDERFUL horse, but I still want his registration papers to see his age, and if he was owned by other people, and possibly find out if he was used as a stud. The fact that I bought him and she kept telling me he was registered. In fact I thought she was giving me the papers the day we picked him up. She said she was going to send them to me in the mail the next day, because she left them at her apartment, so I gave her my address. I bugged her all year about it to send them to me. She kept saying shes moving, and she misplaced them. I asked her if she knew his reg number and if she could then purchase them.
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post #9 of 17 Old 07-04-2010, 08:03 PM
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It sounds like to me that either you are just gonna have to let it go or take her to small claims court. She obviously isn't going to get them to you without someone with real authority breathing down her neck (if she even has papers on him). A vet should be able to give you a ballpark figure on his age, certainly whether he is 13 or closer to 18. If he was sold as a registered horse, it is on the bill of sale, and the price was appropriate to a registered horse as compared to a non-registered horse of similar abilities, then you might be able to get the papers if you take her to court. However, there is no guarantee that it would work and it would likely cost you more money than you paid for the horse to begin with.
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post #10 of 17 Old 07-05-2010, 05:11 PM
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I'd threaten her with legal action and see if that helps. Is he tattoo'd?


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