I want to stay at this barn, keep my horse at this barn, and GET ALONG NICELY WITH EVERYONE. And I never said i'd suck up to her. In fact, i'm sure I just said I don't want to be fighting with her. This is a business and I expect nothing more that a civil business relationship. I'm paying her for a service. Is it so much to ask for her to be CIVIL? I NEVER said I wanted to be her friend. And since I was told by the manager of this business that she does do it on a month to month basis why is it so out of the question for me to look for that??
Your first post said nothing about her agreeing to do a monthly lease, only that one of her employees HINTED that she might do it 'if she liked you'.
In fact, you stated that she NORMALLY requires a 3 month lease contract.
That's in your original post, and I can only go by what you put down. If there's a misunderstanding it's obviously because YOU'RE not being clear when you post, not because I or anyone else have a reading comprehension problem.
Apparently it IS too much to ask for this woman to be civil. You knew years ago when you boarded there that she was a shrew, and yet somehow you think she's going to change now because you want her to? That's her MO and personality, and you are not
going to change it.
If you're not being treated civilly by someone you're paying for a service, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE WHERE YOU WILL BE. Why is that so hard for you to understand?
The image I'm getting is of someone who sees a less expensive lease than anywhere else, and instead of realizing that the situation is impossible and only going to result in grief and ulcers, expects things to just magically work out.
Yeah, good luck with that.
Oh, and titling your thread, "My riding instructor/barn owner is downright horrible." doesn't put you in the best of light, either.