I have a friend who is selling her horse. A trainer arranged to come try the horse with her client, a minor, and the minor’s parents. The trainer told us not to disclose the asking price to the Parents.
Trainer has now requested a trial and PPE at her farm. She wants the trial agreement and sales agreement to go to her because they contain the true sales price of the horse. She has stated that “she is buying the horse and selling it to her client”; however, the Parents have wired us the deposit for the trial of the horse.
Now here’s my issue, legally, this opens the door to a number of issues: fraud, liability, bad faith, UCC etc. I am coming at this from a legal standpoint and not a horse sales standpoint.
Is this normal? For a trainer to tell the student/parents the horse is xxx dollars when it is really yyy dollars? My “spidey senses” are telling me something is wrong with this situation.
Any advice or insight would be appreciated.