So, we took the chance. I couldn't bring myself to make the call and my husband called with our agreed upon lowball offer for the red horse. The woman didn't take it. My husband left it that if she can't find a buyer in the range she wants, to reconsider and know the horse will be going to a good home.
I'm okay with that. At least I know where I stand and can close the door here.
So I continue to half board. And it's nice enough - but it's boring.