I've batted back n forth with her solicitor. They were sticking with an unacceptable price. As I stated the horse left as a lovely horse not displaying any of the issues they claim. It was in fact a young novice riders horse. Her solicitor wrote back yesterday saying they would be going ahead with the claim. As they have said this will they have to be true to what they're saying or can they now drop the claim? If so will they let me know they're dropping it. If they carry it though how long will it take for me to receive something formal from a court?
She was sold 6 months ago. They're claiming for £2400 which was the sale price. I do have loads of supporting evidence such as video, letters from the riding club and the master of the local hunt and so on.
No I am a private seller, but i did use an agent who is a friend and made no money from the sale. I sold the horse as it was my daughters and she was away at school hence why I used a friend to help. Her solicitor is only perusing me. They say if they win the case then I will need to make my own claim against the agent. She spoke to the agent. Tried and bought the horse. At a later date she said she hadn't seen the sales ad and that it said would suit a confident young rider. My daughter was 13 and novice. Neither the agent or myself were aware that she had not read the sales ad. She said she was given the agents number by a friend who had seen the horse and thought it would be perfect for her. It is a novice horse but this was not mentioned in the ad as we wanted the horse to have a nice home doing a little more than pottering round lanes.
I'm more interested in as they said they will take the claim to court does this mean they have too? how will I know if they decide not to take it too court? If they don't proceed is there anyway I can get the horse back as I am concerned for its welfare? If they do proceed I do have the help of a good barrister to help me, however I have not got him involved as of yet other than to ask a few questions as I know he has far more important issues to deal with and my horse is like crumbs in comparison.
Thank you that has been very helpful.