I didnt really know where to put this so I hope its not in the completely wrong place. So I've recently moved barns. I really like my new one even though I've only been once, but after my lesson I told the new trainer that I was interested in leasing a horse, since I don't lease key any more. Now I get a text the next day with a possibility. Naturally im really excited! SO he asks for my price range and naturally I ask him what boarding costs so I can figure it all out. Boarding is 450$ which already blows my whole budget. Then I get another call and I figure out the horse up for lease was ~750 a MONTH! YIKES. Holy goodness yall, so I was just kind of stammering "oh well that's more than we were thinking." and I told him my price range is more around 250 a month. IF a pasture board opens up, but theyre all full for now. AND I don't have a saddle so that's another expense to add it. So now im thinking this is just way more money than I was thinking and mabye ill just stick to his 3 lesson horses. But the thing is now im really embarrassed and I feel bad because he's working to find me a horse to lease and already has another possibility... So I guess the point of this is how do I tell him im no longer interested in leasing... and im 17 so its not like I can say moneys tight for me because its my parents money,its just way to expensive. So if anyone has ever had the same thing happen to them or if anyone has any advice,its greatly appreciated!!
P.s. Thanks to anyone who read the whole story