I agree with the lessons learned aspect. The fact of the matter is that there was a contract. That becomes legally binding. The barn owner legally wasn't allowed to change the board without writing a new contract unless there was a statement in the original contract saying she could change it under specific conditions. It doesn't matter if the owner thought the horse would leave, it's still a contract. This is the wonderful thing about contracts. It get rid of what people think is right, wrong, fair, or unfair and puts everything on the table.
Based on the OP, the barn owner broke the contract by raising the cost of board - again, unless there was something stating that the board could be adjusted. I don't know what the details were for the training and they should've been clearly spelled out in the contract. There's no way of telling whether that part was broken or not based on the post.
I don't think she's looking for attitude, lessons, lectures, or what she did wrong/right. Legally the barn owner was in the wrong based on what was posted on here. That's it.
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