Hello everyone, I'm looking for some advice.
A month ago I agreed to take a horse who was otherwise going to auction - when he arrived his feet were brutal -see hoof pics: Clyde's Hooves - Before and Afters!
So, I also sent those pictures to the past owner, hoping she would realize how neglectful she'd been, and just to let her know he was doing great now and was being trained. I meant it as a nice thing, since she did give me this horse rather than just sending it away... but that was stupid of me, because this is the response I got today:
"Thanks so much for the pics and update. I am moving home for a bit so I would like to come out and ride him if that's alright.
I am NOT comfortable with the past owner going out and riding my new horse - maybe I am being paranoid about it? I don't want this lady thinking this is still her animal - I've worked really hard this last month to bring this animal up to code...
But then, I think, she did have him for 9 years - maybe the horse would like a visit from her? Maybe it's good he gets ridden by someone who's ridden him before, since I haven't ridde him yet - it could be like a refresher for the horse?
I don't know what to say, or do - I don't know if I should say no you can't see him, and how to say that politey even.
What does everyone think?