Originally Posted by mwebster
....Now to figure out how to break the news to my trainer that not only will I not be taking the lease, but that I won't be riding with him anymore. Yikes.
I find conversations like that to be very uncomfortable. But if I were you, in this situation it would help me to think that she did this. It's not a situation that you created, it was her own doing. You are much better off leaving than staying and being nickeled and dimed at every opportunity.
Originally Posted by KarrotKreek
If you think about it, even at $500/mo I doubt the trainer is scamming you or making money. Probably breaking even on costs at best.
I am not sure I agree. She is the BO, so boarding costs are rated at a profit for her to cover her work and costs. This isn't some top show barn, it's just a normal everyday barn. Her costs are basically just feed costs, hay and bedding - that's nowhere close to the cost of boarding.
If it did come out at $500 a month, I'd expect that to be a full not partial lease.