My family owned two horses while I was a teenager and in college. A few years back, my mom rehomed them to a friend, let's call him J, because she was having trouble keeping up with their care during some health issues she was having. J was a big horse person and she knew he'd be a great home. Well, J died recently after a long illness. And left no will. Initially, we thought the horses would stay with the family who had been boarding them for J. This would've been perfect because 1. the horses know them, 2. the people are amazing, and 3. one of the horses lost his eye sight while there (age related, not injury) and knows the pasture/barn well. I just found out today that the horses are going to probate court with the rest of J's things. There is a distinct risk that they could end up with someone who doesn't understand all the care older horses will need, or, even worse, they could be sold to add money to the estate. At AUCTION. I'm soooooo worried. And this was so preventable if J had just had a %^&*ing will. Can I have vibes that J's family will somehow realize how ideal it would be for them to stay where they are instead of being uprooted?