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post #11 of 30 Old 08-03-2013, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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If you've already paid for this month, go find another barn, pay for a month and get a move in date. Then on that day, show up and take your horses. Take everything you own at the current barn out before the day you're moving. Load 'em up and leave, if anyone asks, say they're going for a vet check or something. Once you're out and all your gear is out, call the facility and tell them you are not coming back and why. If they fuss about the 30 days notice tell 'em to take you to court, hang up and forget about it.


Would it be illegal for me to take them before the 30 days due to it being in the board contract? That contract is legally binding, correct?


I've actually contemplated leaving before September 1st just the get the heck out, you know? I have paid in full for the month of August.
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post #12 of 30 Old 08-03-2013, 09:40 PM
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If you paid, there is no reason to stay any longer than you have to. If you find place and can move in tomorrow, go for it.
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post #13 of 30 Old 08-03-2013, 09:44 PM
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The purpose of the 30 day notice is so that the boarding facility has an opportunity to find replacement income (another boarder) in the mean time and not be left without income that they had planned on having. If you have already paid, it actually works out better for the boarding facility that you are leaving.

That means they have been paid for services that they don't have to provide. Move your horse ASAP. You'll be fine.

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post #14 of 30 Old 08-03-2013, 10:10 PM
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The first stable we were at, we also had a 30 day notice to give. We were there 3 weeks before we pulled our horses. If the barn/stable is not giving the care you are paying for. They are in breech of contract. The 30 day notice is invalid.

We also were cleaning our horses stall because they weren't. They said they weren't because we were. ???

We finally had enough when we had to go every day to pull cockleburs out of his tail but he never left his stall. It was from the hay they gave him.

If you want to give a 30 day notice, your horse does not have to be there for it. You can pull your horse at any time.
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post #15 of 30 Old 08-03-2013, 10:35 PM
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Would it be illegal for me to take them before the 30 days due to it being in the board contract? That contract is legally binding, correct?


I've actually contemplated leaving before September 1st just the get the heck out, you know? I have paid in full for the month of August.
It's your horse, there's no illegal to it. Once you have left, and call them to say you won't be bringing them back, be sure to remind them it's for lack of care which is an animal welfare thing. If they want to be snotty, they may say, "Well, you owe us another month's board because you didn't give 30 day notice." at which point you say, "SUE ME". They'll drop it.

Don't let them know you're leaving, they can decide to do all kinds of ugly things to your horse and inconvenience you.

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I just don't want them to try to pull a fast one on me and they'll claim I did not fufill contract terms. DONT think it will be a problem, BO is filthy rich. You know there is always a chance.
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I just don't want them to try to pull a fast one on me and they'll claim I did not fufill contract terms. DONT think it will be a problem, BO is filthy rich. You know there is always a chance.
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Well, the good news is, most small claims courts are at least $2500, some are considerably over that amount. So, unless you're paying a whole LOT of board every month, they have to go to small claims and no lawyers permitted. 95% of the time, they won't bother. The other 5% they'll file, not show up or if they show up, when you say, "On this date my horse had no water for an unknown amount of time, on this date my horses were not fed......etc etc." They lose. It's not a big deal. But because of that type of shenanigan is why I say go first, tell 2nd.

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Thank you very much Dreamcatcher, I definitely see your point. I will certainly consider leaving before then. I'm just very intimidated by conflict LOL
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Thank you very much Dreamcatcher, I definitely see your point. I will certainly consider leaving before then. I'm just very intimidated by conflict LOL
That's why I say go first, tell 2nd. It's a whole lot better to ask forgiveness in this case rather than permission (which they most certainly won't want to give). Here's a link to a thread I started about this same topic last year. I was called to haul a horse for a lady who had given notice, the barn owner changed the locks and gate codes and would not allow the boarder on the premises without the police to keep the peace..Her horse looked and smelled like crap. had lost weight and it was just a plain old ugly scene. Crazy Barn Owners Trying to Keep Horses

That's why I recommend NEVER giving notice. You just never know.
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If I'm at all worried about care, I leave and on my way out drop notice and a board cheque in the mailbox.

I pay a lot to board where I do, but am extremely happy. My horses get fed 5x per day and turnout from sunrise to sunset, not to mention a million other things I love about where I board. The extra $$ a month is worth my horses health and my peace of mind and is easily made up in extra lessons or less Starbucks!!
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