I need chaz vibes for horses...

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  1. stardogs

    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    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?
     
  2. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    That's awful :(
    Sending all the vibes we have to you and those horses.

    (((((HUGS)))))
     
  3. stardogs

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    Thanks! I really appreciate the vibes!

    Luckily my mom is in the loop with the family so she will do what she can. If her lawyer friend says it might be useful, she'll be writing directly to the judge to let them know the ins and outs and I told her I'd find a vet behaviorist versed in horses to offer a statement on how awful it would be on the blind horse to move, but I just feel so helpless.

    If it comes down to it, you can be sure I'll find a way to make sure the horses don't get sold to some horrid person at auction, even if it means driving up there myself and spending emergency fund money.

    I could just cry right now. I found out about this turn of events this afternoon, but it's just hitting me now.

    eta: Photos of the boys when they still belonged to my mom.

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  4. Hillside

    Hillside Original Twin

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    You've got all the vibes I have.
     
  5. meepitsmeagan

    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    Vibes, vibes, vibes! Hopefully the judge knows something about horses and has their best interest at heart.
     
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    ((((hugs)))) and *****vibes*****. That's good that your mom is in communication with the family - I hope they can end up keeping them.
     
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    Maliraptor Bite me.

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    Sending vibes! Hope they decide to do the right thing.
     
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    Sending vibes that everything works out ok!
     
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    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    OMG How aweful :( Is there any way you can get the horses back? I would take them if I was closer & had the funds, but I can barely afford the few I have right now.

    Sending Horsey vibes & ACD good vibe "Bentley's" your way in hopes for a good outcome
     
  10. stardogs

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    Because ownership was legally transferred, my mom has no legal claim to them. :( Nothing will be done with them until the judge rules at this point.

    If they somehow go to auction I know that my mom and I will get with the people who currently are caring for them, who we both want to keep them, and will find a way to buy them if needed.

    I just hope it doesn't come to that...
     
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    All the good vibes I have to spare are coming your way. :(
     
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    Oh man! :( I'm so sorry Erin, ((((((hugs)))))).

    Is there any possible way J's family could opt to leave the horses out of the court/estate mess if contacted by you or your mother and explained what was going on?
     
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    My mom's been in contact with the sister, so they know where she stands and they know that the people currently caring for the horses want to keep them if allowed, and they still opted to have all his "belongings" dealt with by probate court. :(
     
  14. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    I have all my fingers & toes crossed that everything turns out good in the end, I hate hor living creatures are lumped together with property :(
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    Vibes sent!

    I hope this all can be sorted out in the best interest of the horses and kuddos to you and your family for caring enough to keep track of the them. One bright spot (if you could call it that) is that if they go to auction and you guys end up buying them it's unlikely that they will go for very much with horse prices the way they are in most places. I hope and pray it won't come to that though and the horses will be able to stay where they are.
     
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    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Any update? on what is going to happen to them?
     
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    Nothing yet, but we're expecting this to take weeks to months. :thumbdown:
     

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