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    04-13-2012, 12:39 AM
Questions about non paying boarder

I am boarding 6 horses in NV and have not been paid for this month. I have a contract but can't seem to get her to sign bad! I am a small private facility and I only charge $200 per horse per month for full service board.

I sent a certified Lein notice just like the statues state announcing if payment is not received by such and such a date the horses will be sold at auction. I am following the law by the book.

My question is can she come on the property to ride and see her horses? Can I lock her out until board is paid?

Why in the world would someone pay board on 6 horses and act like I am denying her right to visit them? She had her Uncle call me the other night and she is trying to bully her way around paying with one excuse after another.

According to her interpetation of the statues/law it states once the obligation of how much she ows me is met then I can't sell any of the others and they will still be on my property and I want her gone!

Does anyone know if what she states is true? Here is the paragraph she sent me;
NRS 108.550, paragraph 2, states, "The sale provided for in this section may be conducted by the person furnishing the feed, pasture, or board, or by any other person who may be designated by the lienholder. Only such number of animals will be sold as may be necessary to discharge the lien and pay the cost of the publication of notice, plus the sum of $5 to be allowed to the person making the sale."

Two of the horses have value the others don't!

She left a mutual friend a message to please buy one of her horses so she can pay her board and feed her family.

Also last month she took her mare to have her bred and wants me to give her a 5 day discount. Soon I may be stuck with 7 horses!

After this I will probably never board horses again.

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    04-13-2012, 12:53 AM
I never would have allowed her on my property without her signature on that contract.

Why in the world would anyone have 6 horses, then send one to be bred, when she doesn't have the money to care for them and can't feed her family. Absolutely insane.

Sorry that I'm not much help, I know nothing about the law regarding this, but I hope that you get your money and get her butt off your property.
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    04-13-2012, 01:46 AM
6 horse @ $200/horse per month = $1200 bucks.
4 glue sticks might fetch $300 at auction on a good day, assuming they sell.
2 decent horses might fetch a decent dollar, but per the stated law, you can only sell enough to cover the past due balance.
I'd start with the decent horses and go from there, having a bargain basement sale.
Heck, if you're close, i'll take them all for $1200!
There! I fixed it!
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    04-14-2012, 04:48 PM
Put an ad in the local newspaper stating her name, how much she owes and give the known names of the horses. That sends a big signal to everyone that she doesn't pay her bills. State that monies owing must be paid in full by xxxx date or horses will be shipped to the first auction.
    04-15-2012, 12:42 AM
Where I board my one horse there was a boarder with 3 horses and the day I brought my horse there they brought a 4th horse there unannounced straight from the auction. They owed 3 months back board(barn owner had a contract) when they brought the 4th. A few weeks after I brought my horse there they took their horses in the middle of the night. They owed about $4,000! So far the barn owner hasn't seen a dime of that and it's been almost a year.

Be careful something similar doesn't happen to you.
    04-15-2012, 01:04 AM
I'm so sorry about how this makes you feel. I too board for friends and it has been the biggest pain in the butt. They have all been late for the past few months, bounced a check on me too. I don't see anything in that post that says you have to keep her horses there if she pays her board. I would find out if there is a law about whether or not you have to give her notice when you are done boarding horses with her. There is a website Equine Law and Horsemanship Safety that you go to click on your state and look up the equine laws for your state.
    04-15-2012, 02:31 PM
Oh I see--

So basically, this person is telling you to take one of the horses in exchange for this month's board.

In her mind, she has six horses - you will be taking one - leaving five...

BUT one is being bred - giving her six horses once again. Win-Win.

I'm sure she assumes you will be happy with one of the lower-value horses, too.

I think you have to tell her NO DEAL! And just ask her to leave before this becomes a pattern for her...
    04-15-2012, 02:55 PM
When we have boarders not pay a bill we send out a certified notice they will go to public auction at 30 days and send them off. Only once has the owner not paid and the horse sold at auction for the amount they had due on their board. The others we gave eviction notices to and made them leave the property and were not allowed to leave until their board was paid in full. Get them gone sooner rather than later.
    04-15-2012, 04:01 PM
Thank you everyone.

My boarder refuses to sign a contract. Can I refuse her on the property? Also she is willing to sell the best 2 to pay us but we do not want her to show the horse on our property especially without a signed agreement. What if she does sell and does not give us the money. Can we refuse her the right to sell because we have a Lein on all 6 horses,
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    04-15-2012, 04:06 PM
Originally Posted by lifesabeach    
Thank you everyone.

My boarder refuses to sign a contract. Can I refuse her on the property? Also she is willing to sell the best 2 to pay us but we do not want her to show the horse on our property especially without a signed agreement. What if she does sell and does not give us the money. Can we refuse her the right to sell because we have a Lein on all 6 horses,
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What happens after she sells the best two and doesnt pay you? Or she does get caught up and then doesnt pay after that? I would tell her she needs to either right what she owes and leave the property or send them all off to public auction personally. This type of situation is NOT going to get better
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