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    07-26-2010, 08:05 PM
Green Broke
Don't you have a right to hold her horse until she pays and if she doesnt in a certain amount of time you are allowed to sell the horse to collect on her debt?

Just make sure you keep documents of everything in case she gets nasty, my current land lord reminds me of this woman, and they turn from bothersome to monsters quick.
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    07-26-2010, 09:38 PM
I was thinking the same thing Honey. I know that at the barn I'm currently at there were two horses just 'left' there and the owner just leaves them....Honestly, I'd buy one of them. A cute mustang pony that if anything, would be WONDERFUL to use for kids who just want to groom and ride around on his back while being led or on a lunge line or something. I just LOVE that pony even though I could never ride it lol

Ok, that was off topic..-coughs- sooo, back to the topic!

I would personally make sure that the other boarding facilities knew about this woman's issues, and make her want to leave.

If you have good contacts (vets, farriers, friends, other facilities, and a good online web page or one of those google things that have user comments) then you shouldn't worry too much about what she might say.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do ^_^
    07-31-2010, 10:38 PM
Green Broke
Maybe you should think of starting a local boarding stables association, a sort of club for bs owners, that way you can have a red list like most landlord associations do and it is not illegal... You can come up with a uniform boarding contract and have other stables to help you out...
    07-31-2010, 11:27 PM
Originally Posted by franknbeans    
She did not sign a boarding agreement? I always have, and recently signed one for the fall that is the strictest yet-I am taking one home to va for the winter. 1 day late on board=10% penalty ($45). If you don't pay your board for 3 months, they own your horse. (which is one way to get rid of an undesirable, I would think!) No horse can be removed if you owe them $. And-if they find your horse dangerous (to other people or horses) they give you 24 hours (but you have to give them 30 days!) This is probably a bit much, but perhaps you need to adopt SOME of these policies, and the agreement is signed (I also had to do a months board deposit) prior to the horse coming in.
I like this kind of contract!!!

Oh and Starline, you have a very nice facility!
    08-01-2010, 12:47 AM
Thank you for all the helpful things. I really wish there was a Barn Owners club with a black list.

I'm glad I waited, because karma bit her in the ass today. My assistant was feeding and noticed one of her horses had something something sticking out of her hoof near the cornet band with a bit of blood around it. Turned out it was a piece of her hoof that broke off as it impaled her other foot. Her horse was a PMU rescue that she has hardly worked with so the farrier can't do her feet. She is supposed to be working with her and she hacks on her mare's feet herself. Her mare has REALLY bad feet with some really nasty sharp edges, the piece I pulled out (at her advisement) looked like a shark tooth.. I hate to say it, but I was super relieved it was something in my pasture or all hell would've broke loose. I saved her an emergency vet call and drove half an hour to pick her up some uniprim before the vet closed early. Needless to say she was much nicer to me today.
    08-01-2010, 01:24 PM
Originally Posted by iridehorses    
That is a very sticky situation. I'm sure that anything she may say to her new BO will be negated as soon as she behaves the same way at her new barn. In the meanwhile, sending out an email to other barn owners, although I'm sure you would love to have received a warning, can open you up to a libel suit.
As long as she has documentation and proof of the situation, there is no possible way she can be sued for libel. As long as the evidence supports everything that she says, and she does not use any misleading statements.

(I consulted with an Assistant AG regarding media law in tx.)
    08-01-2010, 03:55 PM
Originally Posted by shmurmer4    
As long as she has documentation and proof of the situation, there is no possible way she can be sued for libel. As long as the evidence supports everything that she says, and she does not use any misleading statements.

(I consulted with an Assistant AG regarding media law in tx.)
Check With your AG again. You don't have to WIN a suit to open one up - it can come down to how much money you have to fight one and how much exposure of that kind that you need in business. It isn't always about winning and in this case, it's your word against hers (or visa versa)
    08-02-2010, 03:57 PM
Green Broke
Even if she does not win a suit, she can still do a lot of reputation damage and waste a lot of money, which I am sure as a new stable owner starline has little to no room to squander on such pettiness.
    08-13-2010, 05:04 PM
Green Broke
My grandparents ended up getting 3 horses (2 one time and 1 another) from boarders not paying for board and training. They just went to Standardbred Canada with the evidence, and the ownerships were transferred over. It has to be so many months though of unpaid board.
    08-18-2010, 04:29 AM
Green Broke
I would have defiently kicked her out by now. I would give her a notice that she has 2 weeks to find a new place to board.

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