Well since im in the process of building a barn im boarding at my "friends". So here's the story, I use to board at a boarding stables. But in FL it's not exactly cheap, so when I started thinking about buying a 2nd horse my friend (that I met at a horse show a few years back) offered to let me keep my horses at her place for a low board. Since she doesnt board to the public or anything, she just had some open stalls and was helping me out. Well it's been about a few months now and i'm starting to have serious problems with my "friend". I have my own farrier, and vet, and when we agree'd to my horses staying there I made it very clear. I'll arrange my own appointments, and take care of my horses. Instead of letting me bring out my own farrier she had her's come do my horses . She proceeded to have him put shoes on them, I never shoe my horses, I see no reason to. The only riding I do is mostly arena right now, so I always kept them barefoot.
So after she proceed's to tell me about having her farrier come out and shoe my horses she hands me a bill for $205!!! I asked her how in the heck is 2 horses 205 dollars, she said he charged 80 per horse for the trim/shoe and then its a $45 trip charge O_O. I told her I refuse to have to pay for something I never authorized, and now she's threatening to kick me out of the barn. Im just beyond tick, what kind of friend does that! When I boarded my one horse, when the farrier came out the trip charge was divided between the borders. I honestly don't see why I should pay anything, let alone the full trip charge when I never told her to have him do it. Then when I asked her why she would put shoes on them, she said "the farrier recommended it". I've never had a problem with my farrier telling me they needed shoes, and then she refuses to tell me who did there hooves. The problem is if she does kick me out of her stables, I wont be able to afford to keep both horses :(. I just want to shoot her, not to mention I got to pay my farrier to come out and take the darn shoes off. It makes me worry about there safety, since this woman is losing her sanity . I was hoping to get ahold of the farrier and tell him I never authorized him to come out and there not her horses. What makes me want to cry is im stuck there until our barn is built, and right now we honestly don't know when that's going to be finished :(.
Sorry its so long, just had to get it all out.