I currently half lease my horse to a fabulous teenager. Our official lease agreement has long expired, we’ve just kind of “kept going” (they’ve been half leasing for over 3 years now)
I have a family friend interested in purchasing this horse (not a sure thing yet), and am struggling with how to broach the topic with this kid and their family. They have been absolutely fabulous the past few years, but they are not in a position to purchase or full-lease at this point in time. If they were, I would love to see my guy go to them more than anything. I was not actively looking to sell him, but have been open about the fact that eventually I would want a more athletic horse to pursue my higher-level competition goals.
Any thoughts or suggestions on how to broach this sensitive topic with them? I don’t want to ruin a great relationship, or burn bridges. Thanks in advance!