Morgan Rescues and Sales Contracts

I don’t follow Morgan Rescues very closely, although I do see them come through on my yahoo groups digest emails every once in awhile. Within the past month though there have been 2 or 3 well bred, recognized prefixed horses that have been pulled out of auctions. I don’t know the details behind these cases, and it seems there has been someone to step up in every instance. But it makes me concerned about how many might be slipping through the cracks unnoticed.

I’ve only sold one Morgan (so far) and don’t know much about sales contracts. I’m wondering if there’s anything we can do as breeders/owners/sellers (this doesn’t just fall on breeders, sometimes a Morgan has been loved many times along the way and has one or more previous owners who would be willing to step up and help if they were made aware) to help protect our Morgans after they leave our care? I know one common thing to do is write in a first right of refusal into the contract, particularly if a horse is being sold because of unforeseen circumstances and the owner doesn’t really want to sell. That’s a start, but only protects the horse through one subsequent sale. Is there anything else we can do to protect these horses?

2 Responses to Morgan Rescues and Sales Contracts

  1. lauralin28 says:

    There is a Morgan rescue group I know of, http://forevermorgans.org/
    Other than that, I don’t have much to contribute.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I think our best defense is a good network. As long everyone keeps their ears up and looking we should be able to help.

    The end auctions seem to have spun a few lower end auctions.

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