Originally Posted by rissaxbmth
I have so much proof. I have messages from them saying he gets fed twice a day and turns out he isn't getting fed at all. I just found this out the other day and as soon as I learned about it I made arrangements to move him. I'm afraid they will either hold my horse or tack because of a "right of lien". I will contact the police tomorrow and see if they will go with me to get my tack and horse.
Go get your tack and take it home, take everything but a halter and lead. Then go back with a trailer and attempt to take your horse, with all paperwork in hand. Contract and either your cacelled check for this month's board or a receipt showing that you're paid in full, e-mails, before and after pics. If they don't want to let him go, call for a Keep The Peace or Civil Standby with your local police or sheriff. If you're current on your board and don't owe them anything, they cannot hold him, period. Once he's out, they can take you to small claims court, just keep all your documentation in a safe place. Most likely they won't bother.
I wanted to add, make sure you take proof of ownership... a bill of sale, registration papers in your name, whatever you have that shows you are the owner.