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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb. 6, 2003

    Default 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!"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun. 7, 2006

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov. 19, 2002


    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.
    Hit delete.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb. 6, 2003


    Sadly, this is a legit person! I accidently answered the phone the other day because I have friends in the area code, so I had a conversation.

    Sent me link to website of her riding. Round and round, and round and round! Canter, canter, canter. No idea why an FEI horse would be required! No . Idea . At . All .

    Yes about the scama-rama. I choose what charities I donate to, thank you very much. Those solicitation emails are just gross!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug. 26, 2010
    in the woodwork....


    Sounds like Cellos Pride! LOL!
    "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
    "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
    Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb. 13, 2005
    Columbus, OH


    How annoying! Set your email program to block her email address. If you're about to ask me how to do that, I suggest you Google it. Problem solved.
    Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr. 15, 2008


    Had a similar experience with a YR spamming my GMO, with the help of the GMO, looking for sponsors. A short polite explanation of how they were violating federal anti-spam laws stopped it.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb. 9, 2006


    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.

    And wait.

    Works every time, sale, lease or purchase.

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