Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians
I'm going to peeve a whole bunch of barn owners out there but I've really heard, read and experienced ENOUGH.
D O N ' T EVER give notice when you're moving your horse. It seems like lately everyone is using the notice for crazy stuff to keep people from their horses.
Make sure you are paid up on your horse board bill. Find a new place to take your horse(s) and pay for a stall as of a certain date. Hook up your trailer or hire a hauler to go pick up your horse.
Example: June 1, pay your board bill in full. Go find a new place and pay for a new stall starting June 15. Start taking your stuff home a couple items at the time so that you don't have a huge packing job on the day. On June 15 go pick up your horse. If the anyone asks where you're going you have 2 choices. Either tell them it's none of their business or make up that your horse is going to the vet or a show or on a trail ride. Move the horse, call the barn after you're gone and tell them you're not coming back. If they scream about 30 days notice, tell them you're giving them 2 weeks (since you already paid for the whole month) and tell 'em to sue you for the rest.
They won't bother, it's not worth the time and money. Even if they do, show up and argue why you shouldn't have to give notice and cite these crazy threads and stories about people who have given notice and had nothing but heartache because of it. They probably won't prevail.
Thought we knew the person because they were recommended by a professional. We were told someone was on site 24/7. What they didn't say was it was a quarreling, drunken couple who had nothing to do with the horses.
No one seemed to run the barn. Boarders cleaned, fed and turned out horses. Could never reach owner even when we had emergency. Folks, the board on this facility was $1000/mo.
Finally caught him at barn and said we were moving and asked what we owed (we'd been there 3 weeks, owner kept saying they'd let us know board due). Sometimes barns charge a higher daily rate and that's what we didn't know. Anyway, he sent text with total and said just leave check on counter when we leave. Got to barn and horse was padlocked. Cut the lock and sent a text check was at the barn. Psycho!!! Posted via Mobile Device