So I'm pretty sure I'm going to get bashed/told I'm an idiot for this, but here it goes.
August 1st I started a 6 month free lease with option to buy. The horse is a 18 year old haflinger. When I went to see him he was at the previous leasee's place. I have never met his owner but have spoken alot through text.
I decided I liked him so I took him home. Of course I spoke to the owner through all this. She told me to take him if I liked him.
She has a couple toddlers, is a vet tech, and runs a lesson barn. (So I am told)
Anyway, we were supposed to meet up and sign papers for my lease but she is always busy. (Literally) and its never a good time for her. She was talking about coming out to see him and would let me know when was good but I haven't heard anything on that. She has been nothing but nice and I don't find her suspicious at all. She seems pretty straight forward.
Fast forward to now. I always send her pictures of him and his pasture and she always texts back as if in awe about how great of care I take for him, etc.
She texted me earlier this week asking if I planned on buying him because she wants to start getting things ready for winter and tie off things at the barn. I said I was but aslong as he cleared the vet check. She replied basically saying "awesome no problem" but then asked if we could finalize by October 15. I texted back and said I only have X amount to give her towards him right now. (She's asking $750) because he coliced as did my gelding and I'm currently paying off a $2,000+ vet bill. I told her if she would take what I have now for him instead of the $750 I would be more then glad to drive 2 hours up to her place and pay her and get his registration papers and a bill of sale. Not to mention my "6 month free lease" isn't over until February.
She never replied, which isn't out of norm for her. She seems kind of in Need of money and I know she absolutely cannot take him back due to lack of time/money/space at her barn.
Should I text her again and reiterate what I said? It's been since Tuesday that we were texting.
Opinions are welcome. And please NO bashing me. :)
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