Anyone else stalked by disabled rider to lease, donate horse as tax write off, $$$?
Is anyone else getting these emails? I can hardly believe how pushy this person is!
Contacted me a few months ago:
Person: Hi! I need a horse so I can go to the ParaOlympics. Will you lease this FEI horse to me?
Me: I'm sorry, but no! The ads says "For Sale".
Recently contacted again:
Person: Hi!!! I need a horse so I can go to the ParaOlympics. It needs to be at least PSG. Will you lease this FEI horse?
Me: No, not for lease.
Person: Will you donate the horse?
Me: No, not for donation. Horse is for sale. Here is the price $$$$$.
Person: OK. I will see if I can do that price.
Me: OK. Let me know.
Then, a new email shows up:
Person: Hey, do you need a tax write off???
Me: Horse is FOR SALE. For sale to an excellent home only, and to serious qualified buyers. If you are a serious buyer, then please let me know, and I will get you more information.
Now I recently received a new email. Looks like I am now on the soliciation mailing list. This person is asking for donations for some disability reason or another.
Makes me want to say: "Sure, honey! I will donate to your cause. Now, will you donate to mine?? I need to purchase 28 tons of hay to help feed the FEI horse you want me to give you, and all of his friends!"
Hmmm--I had that same thing happen when I was riding a 4 th level horse for this woman and also a few years ago with a lower level re-school. Once the horses went up for sale we started to receive e-mails similiar to what you have described.
Ask her to mail you the money for a two-year lease - cash in an unmarked registered envelope only, because you'd hate those pesky postal workers to be tempted - and you'll send him/her the horse as soon as the money arrives.