So, my horse has acquired a little fan club. Some people rent a pasture up the street and keep a Shire cross gelding in the pasture. One day, they stopped in to say hello, and we chatted and showed them around. We like being friendly with our neighbors. You never know when you might need a bit of understanding or a helping hand from a neighbor. They really liked my Shire/TB cross, Ursula. It was a pleasant experience.
Over the past month or so, these people have been taking their horse on hand walks around the neighborhood and hand grazing on a hill behind our property. This is fine too, though I felt like the man was watching us every evening as we did chores.
Things didn't really get too weird until Tuesday night. My mom was there, and was just about to leave when the owner of the other Shire cross, and two women we had never met before drove up with their trailer, and asked to see Ursula. My mom, of course, said no. They tried to convince my mom to bring Ursula out and put her on their trailer because they wanted Ursula and their horse to meet.
Through further conversation my mom gathered that they used to have two horses. One horse died, and they are looking for a second horse that matches theirs for a two-horse hitch.
Mom said that the man was just acting very strange, and made her uncomfortable, but they did eventually leave. They ultimately didn't do anything illegal or without my mother's permission, but this concerns me a bit, and I wonder if they might turn up again when no one is around. They would have to drive past the house in order to get to the barn, and my grandmother is always home. She would definitely notice a horse trailer pulling in and call someone, but I can't help but worry. The man already seemed verbally pushy towards my mom. She made it very clear that Ursula is not for sale, but I'm not sure what further action I should take, if any. I feel like I would be overreacting if I filed a report with the police at this point...
What's your guys' opinions? What would you do in a situation like this?