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    11-29-2010, 01:58 AM
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Raising board as punishment?

I have ran into a problem and I really hate it.

Today I went to the barn to feed my horse and the minute I pulled up to the barn and got out of my car my barn owner said he needed to talk to me. I said sure and went up to him, he told me that if I keep my horse in his stall anymore than he is in his stall now he has to raise the board. He has been in his stall for the past 2 days because of the lump he has and I have no idea where it came from so, I don't feel comfortable putting him out until I can have the vet come out. Although I put him out in the pasture during the day and bring him in at night but, he does have a run-in stall so he can go in and out as he pleases during the night and he said that he's raising the board.

I asked him why he is raising the board and he said if I want to leave my horse in than that's the consequences. So she's pretty much raising it for punishment. So while I get to pay 400$ for rough board everyone else at the barn gets to pay 200$ for their rough board but, than again I can point out like 2 other girls there that leave their horses in all week sometimes, yet he doesn't raise their board. I pay for my hay, grain, shavings, etc... I pay board on time, even sometimes I pay the board a week in advance so, I'm never late. I'm really quiet, never complaining, I clean my stall every morning and night and everyday. I am a really good boarder.

Not the biggest deal until, he started that he wanted the other 200 immediately. My board is due the 1st of month it's only the 29th and I told him nicely and calmly that since I did not know he was going to raise the board so if he would can he give me a few days to give him the money I would gladly give him the extra 200. He said he wanted it today and if I didn't have it to him that the altermatum was to leave and find another barn I could go to. I wasn't being mean but, I told him that I don't get paid till Thursday and that he was going to have to wait till than, like I said I did not know this was going to happen. I just paid my rent for my apartment today too so my money is pretty much gone till Thursday and his response was "than take your horse and get out, you have till the end of the month to find another place."

Honestly, was that even fair? I was given no notice that the board was being raised or that he was going to be like that and say get out. I found a place to go already though so that's not the problem. What would you guys have done? How would you go about the situation? Also, I gave him a deposit before I moved to the barn so, do I get that back?
     
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    11-29-2010, 02:05 AM
  #2
Started
I could understand your BO asking for a little extra if being inside means your horse is going to be getting more hay (that is, if your BO even provides hay?). Otherwise, I have no clue what is going through his mind.

Frankly, I'd be glad to be finding a new place to go to.

Do you have a contract?
     
    11-29-2010, 02:06 AM
  #3
Weanling
I don't own a horse yet, so I don't board, but in my eyes that's wrong. If your horse was in stall rest due to a possible injury or illness, then it should be allowed. It certainly is at my stables. What if it was a contagious illness and him forcing you to put your horse out to pasture got the other horses sick? Then he would be partly liable. As well as the fact that this is a business relationship. If other boarders are having the same exact board, then it is his job to stay professional about things and avoid them from getting personal, which is what it sounds like es doing by letting other girls keep their horses an not raising their board, but raising yours.
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    11-29-2010, 02:06 AM
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Trained
If he you are using a stall he could otherwise be boarding to someone else, I could understand him asking for more.

But 400+ for what sounds like self-care board is insane.
     
    11-29-2010, 02:14 AM
  #5
Banned
Carleen: Nope, I do all the feedings and I buy all the hay so, it's not his hay that's he's using. Even when my horse was in the pasture for that week my BO put out a round bale and I paid for the round bale and, there is NO contract in place. I just had to sign a reliability release to ride on his property. Which is normal for all barns but, yeah I am leaving god forbid he raises the board again?

RidingTowardsGrace: That's what pissed me off he leaves the others boarders pay 200$ but, I would have to pay 400$ because, I am keeping my horse in for a possible health issue.

As for spastic_dove I really don't understand what you wrote can you rewrite that? Pweaseee :)
     
    11-29-2010, 02:17 AM
  #6
Weanling
They meant that your using a stall that could possibly be boarded to someone else for the same money, though I don't understand the reasoning to that, as he wouldn't be getting any more money than now, even if he kicks you out. I think they're saying that it wouldn't be a loss to him as he could fill the stall and make the same money as before.
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    11-29-2010, 02:18 AM
  #7
Trained
If you normally board outside, and suddenly need a stall you should have to pay for that stall.

He, in theory, could be charging someone else to use that stall so you should not get to use it for free.

It's what every boarding barn I have ever been at has done. Normally I will just pay a per day price if it's a few days.
     
    11-29-2010, 02:23 AM
  #8
Banned
I get what your saying now thanks, for clearing that up. Although when I moved in he stated the 200$ a month paid for the stall, turnout, pasture if I want to use it but, he wouldn't provide hay, grain, shavings. I have to pay for that. So pretty much 200$ for stall, turnout, pasture. Than I pay 8$ a bale and I get half a ton and than I get 3 bags of grain and my grain is 12.50$ a bag and my shavings are 6$ a bag and I need 3 bags of shavings. So i'm paying a decent amnt of money. So i'm technically not using the stall for free.
     
    11-29-2010, 02:27 AM
  #9
Trained
But he's not making any money off of you using the stall. That's what I'm trying to say. It would be nice if he let you use it if it was open, but my point is that it's within his rights not to.

He does sound like the way he has gone about things though has been very unprofessional and I wouldn't be happy with that (ie: Demanding an extra 200 that same day).
     
    11-29-2010, 02:30 AM
  #10
Banned
Ohhh I understand what you are saying now. I really do wish he would have done it in a more professional manner. Oh also I put a deposit down before I moved into the barn. Am I able to get that back?
     

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