Lol, I called them and was like “Hi, I’m calling about your website?”
They were like, “Oh yes, how can I help you?”
“Well I have a question about the grey horse on the far left on your home page.”
“Um, is it up on the top?”
“Oh, we actually don’t have that horse.”
“I know, because he’s mine.”
(I should note that I deliberately left it open for them to lie about having the horse or make some crap up, and they didn’t. So there’s that.)
She, as of 30 seconds ago, claimed she wasn’t home right now but would take the picture down quickly, blah di blah “the webdesigner” etc. She was nice. I told her I use the picture on my own business website and would not like to have it promoting someone else’s business, but as long as she takes it down no harm no foul.
So let’s see how fast it comes down.
This situation is a tremendous plug for dags, who evidently remembered that picture (the whole 1/4 snippet of it) from when I sent it to her to use on her site to advertise that horse for a lease. This was already several years ago, but she evidently takes her commitment to monitor the ‘internet presence’ of her clients’ sale/lease horses (I have seen her step up to defend an old Burberry video as well) very seriously, and has a sharp eye and a good memory to boot.
Dags if you would like that for a testimonial on your site, feel free.
And thank you COTHers for the alert!