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        07-27-2008, 11:44 PM

    I posted Boo on EquineHits about three hourse ago. And half an hour ago I got an email from a man that is interested.
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        07-28-2008, 12:06 AM
    Ok, I'm in a pickle. This guy wants to take Boo like here and now. He wants to make arrangements. To ship him to

    South Carolina!
        07-28-2008, 12:10 AM
    Guys I need advice. My family is most certainly not helping here.

    What do I do? I am asking him questions about his ranch. He says he doesn't have alot of experience but he wants horses there so his son can ride. I asked him how old his son is and what primarily does he want from Boo.
        07-28-2008, 12:16 AM
    I'm leery.

    In the first email, there is good grammar and such.

    The second email I recieved is in a bigger font, has almost no grammar, and is challenging to understand.

    Is this a fraud?
        07-28-2008, 02:53 AM
    I don't know. It's pretty hard to tell. It is possible that someone might of hacked into his account and looked through his e-mails and wrote that one to you...
        07-28-2008, 03:24 AM
    Hmm seems a bit suspicious to me. I would make sure you know alot more about him before you hand Blu over.
        07-28-2008, 11:50 AM
    I would ask for a phone number and call and talk to him over the phone...or I would just wait till the right person comes along and sees the horse in person or atleast asks for a video and more pictures... I wouldnt pursue too much with this guy
        07-28-2008, 12:15 PM
    You could say that you don't want him shipped, that his new owner has to come pick him up.

    I would be suspicious too.
        07-28-2008, 02:55 PM
    He stated that he wants beautiful horses at his ranch so that he and his son can ride.

    (his spelling and grammar is not even decent suddenly)

    I told him that I don't think Blu is what he is looking for. That Blu is an active boy that needs to be exercised regularly and can be very high strung. I don't care if that's not the right thing to say. I'm not shipping him across the country. I edited Boo's ad and put, "Blu will go to a good home only. Preferably close or within the state."

    I'm so confused. Lol.
        07-29-2008, 02:06 AM
    I think that's a good idea. You definitely never want to talk just over email. People have a tendency to not be truthful in what they are saying. If you get a hold of the guy and can actually talk to him, that might be better.

    But I think overall you should just continue looking for more people. Having your horse move that kind of distance is a problem if you want to stay in contact or at least visit the horse. It's a very plausible reason too.

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