Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
If you're not paying the agreed upon amount for board, how is that the BO's problem? I see where you want him to be understanding and continue feeding your horses, but you can't pay him. How is that fair to him?
Yes, he should be feeding the horses but you should also be paying him, otherwise what is HE getting out of it? This is supposed to be a business, not free food and board for someone else's horses.
Any reputable boarding stable would have required you to pay first and last month's board up front, and pay on time or face late fees. It's not their problem if you can't pay, it's yours.
So, it looks as if you're stuck between a rock and a hard place. If you can't afford to pay him, you're certainly not going to be able to afford to move them somewhere else. Plus, if you call AC on him you're just as likely to be charged with neglect, because you're the owner of the animals and can't provide proof of payment.
Honestly, if you're that pressed for money you should probably sell or give away these horses. If you can't afford to pay board, what happens if one of them should get injured or ill? Let them suffer because you can't afford to call a vet?
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!