Well, that's that. My BO sent me a nice nasty gram this morning about board being due on the first (I had to work yesterday, she knew this), and everyone else has their expenses taken care of, why can't I get it together, why should Riley be an exception... What a wench. Why do I work so dang hard for her then? Why am I there 3-4 days a week busting my butt to keep her barn clean and take care of her horses? For fun? Oh yeah! I'd rather clean up poop for 3 hours and take care of her animals rather than spend time with my own horse.
I was nice about it. I told her I would be leaving in two weeks, I said it would work out best for me and my horse, I would have more free time to spend with him since I wouldn't have to work, I didn't say anything hurtful, told her I'd pay half my board this month, and keep my cleaning schedule til then.
Of course, she is really mad. She wants more money from me other than a half month's board. She claims I owe for hay, but we had previously agreed I would be working for it. She also wants money for the wormer she has been giving to my horse, but it wasn't even hers to begin with. Another boarder was on the same rotation as her horses, but when she left, she told me I could have the remaining doses. So that's total crap.
My only problem is, I don't have a dang thing in writing. It's my fault for trusting this woman's word. I hate being that cynical person, I wish I could just believe that people are honest and fair. Apparently no one is. After all that I have done for her, all the hours of work above and beyond what I needed to do... It just doesn't mean anything to her. Nice to know how she really is. I kind of knew it all along though, she never appreciated me.
Ugh! So now I'm paying out the nose to make her happy, I still have to clean for two weeks, hopefully my horse will be okay and not sabotaged in any way, and all of my tack will be there when I go to pack up.
On another note, I am so happy to move next weekend. I talked to my friend/new BO today on the phone and she is just as thrilled as me. We have known each other for years, so I know what I'm getting into there. I am looking forward to being in a positive, productive environment and being able to move on with Riley's training. Obviously, this time I will have everything in writing, down to the last, tiny, insignificant detail. Good friends or not, it's still her place of business and I'm still a customer. I'm making sure my butt is covered from now on.
Soon, it will all be over and in the past. Just wish me luck for these next two weeks. I really hope she doesn't try anything stupid. Should I be writing up an agreement for what I owe her to leave? Some kind of cost break down? Couldn't hurt, I suppose.
"A rider who would trade partnership for obedience
will have to settle for neither."