I had a mare out on lease to this woman who was going to board her at a barn. I met with her, she rode my horse, decided she liked her well enough and wanted to go ahead with a lease. She had said if everything goes well, she'd like to buy the mare. I told her I was asking $3000 for her, but a lease would be a free care lease.
A week later I got a very weird e-mail saying I never paid for the mare when I got her, and that she liked the horse very much and if I was ok with it, "She would continue to provide a very good loving home for the mare."
Uhhh, I was there the next day with the trailer and picked up my horse - with my husband along with me.
I don't know what these people think. Do they think we are stupid and will just roll over? Did they think just because they were two hours away, that I wouldn't drop everything to get my horse?
When I was at her stable trying to get my mare into the trailer (that is another thing that I wonder what these people did in the week's span of time...), the woman told me she sure was sorry to see her leave, and her offer of just taking her still stands, because she couldn't possibly afford $3000. I asked her, what made her think she could try to pull something like this, and she never gave me an answer, just a nasty look.
I had retained my mare's registration papers, and had made a lease contract. We had both signed it and there was a clause saying something about me being able to end the lease with out warning. People say that they don't mean anything, but at lease it was *something*...