Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Burlington, North Carolina
Backing out of lease
I had a girl contact me a while back about one of my horses that I was rehoming. I got to talking with her and she told me she was basically just looking for a trail horse. I explained that I had another horse for lease and she was welcome to come out and meet him. While she was there I introduced her to my 13.2h pony...since I got my new (bigger) horse I haven't been riding him as much and I had been toying with the idea of leasing him for a while. To make the long story short she decided she loves the pony and wants to lease him. But, on my part, the more time goes by the more I find myself reconsidering the whole situation. This girl really is nice, but there is just something that doesn't seem quite right. I am very fond of this pony and I might be overreacting a bit, but there are a few things that just don't add up (mainly how she keeps talking about riding/training "problem horses" but she is honestly not THAT great of a rider.) She has not as of yet found a place to board/keep him, and no papers/lease agreement have been signed. At this point I find myself wanting to back out of the lease, but I am NOT good with words and I've no idea how to tell her this without offending her. I really do think she is a nice girl and there is no hard fast reason for my wanting to end this. I did end up leasing my other horse and I had no qualms about him going to his lessee so I'm not necessarily sure it's an attachment issue. It's hard to explain but it's a feeling I have and I just can't put my finger on it. Does anyone have any advice for me...and ideas as to how I should word things without offending anybody?
Last edited by prairiewindlady; 10-22-2012 at 04:20 PM.