Horse lease question - bill payment
I started full leasing a hunter/jumper and am having multiple issues (like the owner letting others ride him when I'm not around in violation of my lease, etc). One question I have is that, although I'm supposed to pay "all reasonable medical expenses" - the second my lease went into effect, the owner seemed to catch up on everything the horse needed that went neglected for a long time.
The issue in question is the teeth float. The horse apparently was way overdue for teeth floating and 4 days into my lease, the owner had the horses teeth done (without notifying me - also against my lease). I now have a bill for $300. I'm wondering if I should agree to pay a portion of this amount -- as the owner should have had the teeth done yearly and I am on a month to month lease -- and am now stopping my lease after 60 days since there have been so many issues.
I want to do the right thing. I always pay my bills. I feel I am being taken advantage of - but I'm wondering what the reasonable expectation is (aka "the norm"). Should I pay the entire bill, since I'm technically in a full lease (although only have partial use of the horse for various reasons) or should I pay 2 months worth of the bill for the time I leased the horse?