Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
I'd just pack up and move. I wouldn't hold the contract as anything because it's already been broken, no reason at all to hold up your end of the deal when they didn't make sure your horse wasn't ridden without permission, much less an EMPLOYEE that did such.
Find another barn, make plans with them, your ride, etc. Take your tack home to"clean it" if they ask, and move your horse. I'd pay for the days he's literally there, no more and no less.
In all honesty, I've been bad mouthed up, down, and quite aways around. I can still board at any barn I'd like (aside from bad mouthers) and have a great friendly relationship with the owners. I still get people asking me to help them with their horses. I still have a good reputation because I built it up before I was bad mouthed. As long as you have a good reputation now, I wouldn't worry about them bad mouthing you for not giving a 30day notice, especially if you have proof the contract was broken, null and void IMO.
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