So Im currently boarding at a pretty big, busy boarding barn with decent facilities but my mare is out of comission while her sore feet get better and I don't see the point in keeping her there when I could board her at my old barn for half the price. I also think she would benefit from moving sooner rather than later.
She currently goes out on pretty much a dirt pasture that's on a huge hill that I don't think is good for her feet. She also could really benefit from being on grass (typical tough keeper TB) instead of the 10lbs of grain she's getting now and my old barn has beautiful pasture. She's only getting turned out at night now too, even when its nice during the day, and she's getting anxious in her stall. Shed be out 24/7 weather permitting at my old barn. The woman I board with now also told me she's has gotten after her and hit her in the face a couple times for nipping which obviously makes me want her out of there fast too. So basically, I feel justified in saying its in my mares best interest to move her asap.
Now my question is, do I have to give 30 days notice even if I have no contract asking for it? I have only been at the current barn about 4 months and I signed no contract. I told the barn manager I was leaving today and I said Id probably be leaving mid august but didnt have an exact date and she said something about how 30 days would be almost september...
The barn manager is a former coworker and I don't want to get on her bad side, which unfortunately is easy to do. I know 30 days would probabaly be the proper thing to do, but I could really use the money id save by leaving mid month and I think my mare would be much better off too! Not sure what to make the check out for when I write it in a couple days...Im afraid Im going to tick her off if I only give her half a months board, but I don't think Im obligated to pay for a full month.