everyone needs to remember, even if you have a written contract you can still be sued . USA . Whomever has the Best attorney will win. You have to be careful with the wording, the meaning of the words and the phrasing, because how it is worded can and will change the meaning. You can get a judge that feels sorry for one person over the other, and it Does happen. Best thing to do is check out , ask around about various stables, and from experience about people who want to come board . I will not board now because of bad boarder. And she goes around bad mouthing me.. and she Broke Every Rule, Did not clean the pens as she agreed, Always had an excuse for Not doing and for Breaking the rules .