I had the same or a very similar e-mail about 6 or 8 months ago, but the whole thing, including the very poor English grammar, triggered major alarm bells. There were too many oddities for me to take the request at face value, so I e-mailed back with a whole string of questions, including why would anyone send a valuable horse to a place he/she had never seen, into the care of a person he had never met, and from whom had he heard about me? I never heard back. This was too close to the more typical scam of “I will send you a check for $X, and you can wire me $X and keep the rest”, except that the check is a fraud, and instead of making money, the recipient loses money. At least I am not the only one who received this scam e-mail.