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Duty of Care to Buyers

If a horse behaves badly or dangerously for its new owner within a short time after purchase, the owner will probably think that the seller is to blame and liable therefore to refund the purchase money. This view can be held even if a pre-purchase inspection occurred to trial the temperament and rideability of the…

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Pregnancy of a Mare on Lease

A query that crossed my desk recently involved the owner of a mare on lease that was due to foal within a few weeks. The owner was unaware of the pregnancy until informed of it by someone other than the lessee! The owner had leased the mare as an interschool mount only.  She was not…

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Facebook Shaming

  A growing number of horse sellers contact me over Facebook posts by disgruntled buyers whose expectations are disappointed through no fault of the sellers.  When a request to return a horse for a refund is rejected, these buyers have turned to Facebook for comeuppance by posting damaging comments about the sellers. Resorting to social…

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