I had to move my mare from the barn I was at because the BO was horrible. She never got new sawdust or cleaned the stalls, would constantly run out of grain and hay. So I would clean the stalls but would have nothing to replace the bedding with so did my best. I bought grain and hay (for 7 horses mind you!! Not including getting my own grain and hay for Lyric since she's on a limited diet). She'd constantly have the power and water shut off from not paying the bills.
There would be no water in the fields for the horses, horrible conditions in the barn. So I (along with another boarder) turned her in to the humane society.
I gave her notice and moved my mare to so far what seems like an amazing barn.
Cue the drama!
When I went to meet the hauler, the barn was locked shut, with my tack inside. I called and called and texted. Apparently my tack was "missing" and I wasn't allowed inside the property to search for it, and any tack that she did find after I left would be compensation for the boarders leaving her barn and for the stress of having the investigators out. Who by the way, will be keeping an eye on her.
So I have no tack. Admittedly it wasn't awesome tack but now I'm having to save up for replacements. I filed with the sheriff but they weren't very enthusiastic about it.
I guess learn from my mistake.. if you have to leave somewhere collect your gear before you give notice.