Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Woodinville, Washington
• Horses: 0
It's too bad that what seemed like such a good fit isn't working, but if I were you I would go with my gut on this one and not lease or sell to her. Flakey people are incredibly hard to deal with and someone who avoids telling you what's actually going on and not calling is a red flag for worse to come.
I ended up in a bad co-own situation with someone like that. I had so many problems with her, including her not paying her half of the cost for the mare for a year, making me look like I was shady to the old owners too. I still wish I had put my foot down sooner with her and that I had somehow managed to come out of the situation with both my horse and her filly. I keep contact with her only to make sure that the filly is actually getting semi-decent care. I'm sure I will get her back someday and have loads of problems that I will have to train out of her.
Don't trust this lady, if you're having problems now, they will just get worse. Just be straight with her when you tell her you are not going to lease Cinny to her. If she wants to try to cause drama, that's her problem and you don't need to be involved. Be open with your BO about what's going on. If you've been there for a while with no issues, the BO would be dumb to think it's you who caused this rather than her.