Horse shopping etiquette help
I have been been in touch with a seller over the last 4 weeks regarding a horse for sale. Communication has been a bit slow but I was ready to fly out and see the horse.
Now it's 2 days before I have to see the horse, and I have some personal and unexpected news that will affect my ability to purchase the horse (the finances are in place, there are other factors at play).
I really don't want to waste the seller's time, but knowing what I know now it doesn't make any sense to purchase a horse at this time. How can I respectfully tell the seller I am no longer interested without getting into details?
(There is another party apparently scheduled to look at the horse the week after, so there have been no deposits/agreements as to holding the horse that would prevent the seller from selling the horse to another party.)