Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
It does read like one of the many scams that are out there. Next thing he will be telling you is the horse is in cameroon or something like that and you "just have to pay shipping for him back to the states".
If it is not a scam and you can actually go see the horse - he may not be actually giving it away free, but wanting to do a free lease where if you ever need to find him a new home he must go back to the original owner. In this economy that would help get the horse off his feed bill for however long you keep him, but help him ensure the horse doesn't end up passed from home to home and possibly ending up at auction or even slaughter.
All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!