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?