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  • Can my horse board be raised anytime the operator decides to?
  • Obligations of barn operators to boarders in texas

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    02-22-2012, 02:31 PM
  #11
Foal
If your current barn isn't meeting your needs and you can move do it. Give appropriate notice and move to something that suits you better.
     
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    02-22-2012, 02:45 PM
  #12
Weanling
As someone who has boarded for years....

MOVE AND MOVE NOW!!

Changes like this usually mean that something is going terribley wrong with the stable owners and they are trying to penny pinch in anyway possible. Poor quality feed, trying to force everyone to use the more expensive stalls, these are warning signs that things about about to get BAD. GET OUT with your horses still heathy and no one hurt.

A few things that I NEVER accept in the care of my horse -
poor quality feed - that is a vet bill waiting to happen
poor quality water - again, vet bill waiting to happen'
bad fences - see above
"classes" of boarders - that some are better than others, it tends to lead to differences in care too
rough handlign of my horse - which can come about if he is seen as 'less worthy' then some of the other horses

Moving is very stressful, pressing your rights to use the full stable facilities will make being there even more stressful. However, you (plureal of you and your friend) and the horses will be better off for it. Not all horses need to be stalled - but all shoudl receive the same care.
     
    02-22-2012, 03:23 PM
  #13
Trained
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Originally Posted by elleng0728    
If your current barn isn't meeting your needs and you can move do it. Give appropriate notice and move to something that suits you better.
I wouldn't feel ANY need to give notice at all. I would be out of there NOW. I do agree that things sound like they are going downhill in a bit if a hurry, and that is a concern. One day you are apt to go out and the place has been seized or something.......I really suggest you go while you can.

I was at one place years ago that a similar thing happened. I heard through the grapevine that the owner was going to be indicted for mortgage fraud (which explains where all the $$ came from, but anyway....)I moved the next day. Literally. The day I moved-the owners grooms were moving his horses to "another farm". By the next week the farm had been seized. Not a good situation.
     
    02-22-2012, 03:48 PM
  #14
Green Broke
Yeh you have no obligation to give any notice. Sounds like the BO's broke the lease agreement.
     
    02-22-2012, 04:35 PM
  #15
Weanling
I totally agree with those that said the lease was broken by the owener and you need to vacate NOW! My stable where I board is totally open to me whenever. I can use any of the amenities at any time. As I was told by the owner, I am paying him...this is now "my" barn. The only condition we have is that they are also a theraputic riding stable and on Saturday's when they are doing therepy, we can't use the arena. But that was stated in our agreement at the get go. I agree that something is rotten in Denmark and it sounds pretty hinky. I wish you good luck in not only a new barn but in your horse ownership. :)
     
    02-22-2012, 04:54 PM
  #16
mls
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
yeh you have no obligation to give any notice. Sounds like the BO's broke the lease agreement.
If it was indeed stated in the boarding contract.

Most contracts come with a clause - that the undersigned agrees to follow new rules as they are implemented.

There actually are barns out there that don't allow pasture boarded horses to use the facility. Couple of times a year I have an inquiry if the pasture boarded horses at our barn get to use the indoor, have a tack locker, etc.
     
    02-22-2012, 05:35 PM
  #17
Trained
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Originally Posted by mls    
If it was indeed stated in the boarding contract.

Most contracts come with a clause - that the undersigned agrees to follow new rules as they are implemented.

There actually are barns out there that don't allow pasture boarded horses to use the facility. Couple of times a year I have an inquiry if the pasture boarded horses at our barn get to use the indoor, have a tack locker, etc.
My rationale for leaving and feeling the BO had broken the agreement was the inferior feed. Period. However-"new rules" is totally different IMO than all of a sudden removing amenities that were previously included. Sort of reminds me of the cereal boxes and candy bars getting smaller but at the same price, only more extreme.
     
    02-22-2012, 06:01 PM
  #18
Foal
Sent an email to my barn owner. I told her that we found another barn that suited our needs better and she was fine with everything. I am so relieved! A big weight has been lifted off my shoulders ;)
Thanks to everyone's replies.
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    02-22-2012, 06:24 PM
  #19
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
Send the barn owner an email
Sense the services provided have been cut in half I will only be paying half as much , when the services return to the previous level I will start paying the full amount.

Leases work two ways, you agreed to pay X amount in return for Y services. If the BO suddenly decides to change the services, I would suddenly decide to change the amount I was paying.
I did that :P

I was at a self care facility, and he raised my rate, because more people wanted it. He raised my board $50, did I mention that this was the BM NOT BO. I garuntee he was pocketing the moeney. That farm needed a lot of work, but he just kept it "safe."

So you know what I told him. "If your raising my board I'm taking an extra stall for hay, and grain." Then I walked off. End of that.
     
    02-23-2012, 05:19 PM
  #20
Weanling
Check your existing lease agreement. If the contract says you're entitled to certain amenities and you're no longer getting them, the barn owner has breached his part of the agreement and the contract is, for the most part, null. If s/he is not maintaining their part of the bargain, you are no longer required to do your part, which was providing notice upon relocating.

I board at a barn with a lot of great amenities and I keep my mare in the pasture. I get full access to all of the facilities, but the lesson program gets first dibs on the arena. If a boarder wants to ride during a lesson, they are asked to stay out of the way of the lesson kids, whether it's in another arena all together, the parcel of land across the road or in a corner of the in-use arena. If it's a jumping lesson, only the lesson students are allowed in the arena for safety's sake. All lessons are scheduled weeks in advance, on a public whiteboard, so it's easy for me to schedule my riding time around lessons. If I was in your situation though, I'd be very upset about the sudden lack of amenities I'm paying for.
     

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