I sent my 5yr old register quarter horse away to a ranch for 1 month for training there was no signed contract just

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Customer: hello I sent my 5yr old register quarter horse away to a ranch for 1 month for training there was no signed contract just agreement between the trainer and myself we new each other 4 yrs I paid him 1000 dollars for the month I stayed in contact with them once a week through texting so march 5 2020 I dropped off healthy horse and on april 14 2020 they droped off the horse the horse looked really tired not lifting it head at that time I though maybe she was tired from being in horse trailer 5 hrs april 15 there was no change at 4pm on april 15 we loaded her in the horse trailer and took her to the vet we found out her lungs were full off water part off 1 lung was collapsed water in her colon and her stomach was shutting down at that time the vet let us no it could cost up to 15000 dollars to save her but no guarantee the only thing we could do at that time to get out off pain was to euthanize her she had pneumonia I called the trainer he said she was fine there they were riding her she was ok and is wife was vet for over 20 yrs put I got a really sick horse back is there anything I can do thank you
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Debra, Expert

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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I am so sorry to hear of this terribly sad situation.

Did the vet tell you why your horse would be this sick?

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Customer attachment 4/17/2020 1:32:38 PM
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Good morning when the trainers had the horse I would check on her once a week I found a text message from April 11 say the horse was fine had the sniffle
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s for few days put they did light riding in the barn because it was cold there
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Customer attachment 4/17/2020 1:41:06 PM
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MJ is the owners son the owner miles wonk told me when I called him from the vet clinic wed april 15 he was really sorry for what happened she was fine w
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hile she was there he don't no is son told me the horse had the sniffles for few days also these people are experienced horse people and miles wife is a
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vet for over 20yrs and they should if know in she was sick from April 11
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Debra, Expert

Oh gosh. I am heartbroken for you. That last picture!

If you believe their negligence cause the loss of your beloved horse you should sue them.

The problems you will face are that you will have to sue them in the jurisdiction where they live. You will have to prove that their negligence led to the death of your horse. And you can only sue for the financial loss because animals are treated as objects in the eyes of the law.

Does that help as a starting point?

Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.

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if I prove it there negligence that caused the death off the horse what can I do
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Debra, Expert

He was with them for damages as I've explained above. You would sue them for the cost of replacing the horse plus any veterinarian bills that you had to pay plus the money that you paid them to train your horse.

You could try to sue for emotional harm because judges are human beings after all but that may not work.

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how do I do the rating you were a big help thank you are you in alberta
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I am in Toronto.

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