Originally Posted by Allison Finch
Yup, purely a civil matter.
I suspect they will come back at you with the fact that you owe a lot of board. Make sure any references to the financial part of the deal are in your hand when you go talk with them. That way, when you say you are going to court, they will see that you have leverage against this claim.
If you don't have anything that discusses the deal in print/recorded, you may be up the creek to protect from this claim. THAT'S why, no matter how good a friend a person is.....get it written as a contract EVERY TIME!
I completely agree that paying him board is a must. However, out of curiosity, what about my husbands horse that he never paid for? Would the same board be expected? I would say half out of kindness but is it really necessary? Thinking about when car's are reposed. That would be like loan holders cutting checks to people for changing oil and putting on a new set of tires.
Would giving half for the horse he said he's pay for be efficient? Or should I plan on giving full board?