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post #1 of 17 Old 06-04-2010, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Rant about my "new" horse's owner

So I found Solo Saturday, and we had talked about having him moved in here today. We sent the contract out Sunday, planned to meet at the barn Monday, and have Solo moved in Tuesday. The reason she needed to lease him is because she no longer as a riding facility job, so she doesn't get free board or a paycheck, and she can't afford him.

Come Monday, she should have approved the contract, come to the barn to approve its facilities, and gotten insurance. Except Monday, the "traffic is too bad to come down." Now at the time she was texting me, I was in my car with my mother on the exact road she needed to come down. There was 0 traffic, and I informed her of this. Except now, her AC is broken and she has to wait for her repair guy. She's "so sorry, but can we do it tomorrow?" And she wants to meet with my parents too, but my parents work during the day, so they can't come.

Tuesday we meet at noon, just her, my BO and I. She still doesn't have the contract approved because she "sent it to her sister's lawyer in Boston." But it looks ok to her. She also has not managed to get any insurance quotes even though by that time I had five that I passed on to her. On Tuesday she tells me how she loves the facility but it is going to be "so incredibly hard" to let Solo go for three months. "But I'm not going to back out, I swear, I can't afford to." She plans to come meet AGAIN on Friday, AGAIN without the horse, to go over more contract stuff.

Yesterday, she texts me that Solo has an abscess, so she will need to keep him a few more days. When I mention backing out of the lease because of my LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED time (I go to college on August 27), suddenly he is all better.

Today she texts me telling me she needs to talk to my trainer about insurance and the contract. That isn't my trainers job, she sent me a standard contract and the contract isnt between my trainer and her, its between my parents and her. The contract that was perfectly ok two days ago now has major issues that "could take a while to sort out".

I really liked Solo, but if she's going to drag her feet like this and make my life hell its not worth it. I only have two months and three weeks to do this lease, and I would have stopped looking if I hadn't found Solo when I did. I understand she loves the horse, and I think that's fantastic, but she has heard from my trainer and BO about what a great horse-person I am, and she has seen me ride him and given me tons of compliments on how well we worked together. Also not to mention Solo is a little out of shape and it will be about a week or two before he is fighting fit again.

Should I just tell her to forget it? Sorry its forever long but I was really frustrated.

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post #2 of 17 Old 06-04-2010, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Wow Never mind. I didn't even have to tell her to screw it, she just told me.

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post #3 of 17 Old 06-04-2010, 03:36 PM
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If she's desperate for money I'd say yep, forget about it. If she suddenly puts er back in gear and is gungho, I'd say "all of these issues are minor and can be sorted out within X amount of time. After that point, unfortunately I have to let the lease go."
She's wasting your time..

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post #4 of 17 Old 06-04-2010, 03:37 PM
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Whelp, at least you have time to find another horse now.

Sorry Solo's owner turned out to be such a froot loop.
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post #5 of 17 Old 06-04-2010, 03:37 PM
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Sorry for double posting, but SERIOUSLY? She just wasted all that time on you?

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post #6 of 17 Old 06-04-2010, 03:40 PM
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Well, in the long run you are better off not being tied up in a mess with her - I'm sorry you don't get to have Solo, but sounds like you are much better off this way.
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post #7 of 17 Old 06-04-2010, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Her reason is that it is too rushed because "she doesn't know the vet or farrier I would use." Um... she just moved here from California or something like that and she's been at two barns in the last 3 weeks, neither of which she did ANY research on. She has MET the farrier I would use, as he was working when she came to visit the barn. Also I am too far away, I am less than an hour away.

And oh the truth comes out. "I just really didn't want him to have to leave me." Well then he's going to leave you forever because you told me tons of times you can't afford board and have no job and no money saved up.

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post #8 of 17 Old 06-04-2010, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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I just texted her and I was like look, if you didn't want to lease him out you should have told me that before I wasted a week of my life drawing up contracts and researching insurances and having meetings with my BO and arranging transportation. And in all that time I never once looked at horse classified sites.

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post #9 of 17 Old 06-04-2010, 03:53 PM
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I know you are fed up with her (rightfully so), but I wouldn't waste another second of my time texting her, calling her or having any communication with her.
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post #10 of 17 Old 06-04-2010, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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haha I told my trainer and she goes "I thought she seemed like a flake." That made me feel a bit better.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
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