Originally Posted by Tokoneki
...and don't go to hard on me, but there was no contract. I saw the property, paid them the fee and that's how it's been ever since. All the boarders there are like that. No contract. Just a "pay as you go" type thing.
This may come back to bite you in the behind. Written boarding contracts are to protect everyone
, BO and boarder alike. If you don't have one and things go south, as they often do in this type of situation, you're SOL and it's all he said/she said with the property owner having the upper hand.
I personally wouldn't board without a written contract, but that's just me. Seen too many situations like yours go bad over the years, and I refused to deliberately put myself and my horses in harm's way.
In any case, since you're paying to board and providing your own feed and cleaning your horse's stall, it's the property owner's responsibility to make repairs. Whether or not they'll actually make
any repairs is another story entirely. If you don't like the way things are, the only real recourse you have is to move your horse somewhere else.