Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: State of Confusion (SC)
You tell her very simply, kindly and politely that you want to own your own horse and you're looking for one.
Then the ball is in her court. She may give you advice. She may offer to continue your lessons on your own horse (you'll probably need them) She may even have an idea about a suitable horse or offer to help you look!
I doubt very much that she will be angry or upset. Trainers base their business on word of mouth. Every student or former student is a possible source of new students.
I'm not sure why you're finding it difficult to find good horses. It's the end of the summer and a lot of people will be finding it difficult to feed their horses with the drought, increase in feed costs, employment issues, etc.
Usually Fall is a wonderful time to buy a horse.
I'm not a complete idiot--there are parts missing!
What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.