Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny
She sent me more texts. She still insists that the only solution is for Cinny to only be turned out half day and monster the other half. Cinny has had ulcers in the past and when I moved in to this barn I told her specifically that he was to be turned out all day with a round bale and if he couldn't have that it was a deal breaker, we would not move in. She said at the time ALL boarders were turned out ALL day. So to me this is sort of a breach of contract. I informed her that I insist on a turnout situation in which I do not feel like I am in danger when I get my horse, and my horse is to be turned out all day. This is what I contracted for, this is what I am paying for.
She now wants us to discuss it later this week as I am obviously currently "upset" about this and I need time to cool down.
I think my old barn has openings. It is a little more high stress for Cinny (not drama, he just stressed there) and it's more expensive but I think my husband would rather pay higher board than have my head kicked in by the demon spawn. The barn I was at before here has openings but they had 5 mysterious horse deaths last year....all boarders, all acute onset colic, hmmmmm. The other 3 barns in the area are very high drama. Sigh..... I love my barn. It sucks that I have to chose between the possibility of being charged at and trampled but living otherwise stress free or going to a stress barn :( I wish my BO would just get it through her head that the safety of boarders important.
You are a far more patient person than I . When exactly does she think "later in the week" is? It is now Friday. Personally, I would arrange with a barn….I probably would try one of the "drama" ones because of the mysterious deaths (
), to move IMMEDIATELY if need be…..and then let the BO know we are going to chat, and it WILL be this weekend. I would text her back and ask her what time is good for her Saturday of Sunday….and go have her bring in your horse with you. THEN have a chat. Something need to change NOW, and it will NOT be the amount of turnout since that would be a breach of contract. Why should you be walked all over while all the other boarders get full turnout for the same price? I think she thinks you will just "go along" with her program, and is using you. She needs to know that you have a backbone! Honestly-I would probably let her know that if she wishes to continue to own a farm, she may want to deal with this horse-otherwise someone else will get it when she loses it in a lawsuit. Please make sure you are saving your texts, etc….and BE CAREFUL!