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Hi everyone as you all know i have 2 horses ones a 10 year old thoroughbred mare and the other is a 4 year old QH cross. Well i have them boarded at the place i bout my mare at. He has 24 to 26 horses. my problem is he agreed on me paying 200 per horse to board there but never gave me a date that the boarding needs to be on. Well last week my car got broken into and my money was stolen out of my wallet for my boarding. stupid i know i left my wallet for an hour in my car which i should of known better. Well the problem is i told him i can pay him 500 on the 30th and he threw a fit said he needed the money to buy hay for all his horses.. that if i dont pay him he said he will not be feeding my horses.. i am now trying to sell my personal things to get the money just so i can pay this. i barley came up with 200 so far. well i havent been able to go to the boarding facility or his personal place! for the past few days to go check on them ( cars been in the shop ) Well i will finally be able to go tomorrow. My mare was thin when i purchased her and it seemed like she was gaining weight fine than he moved her to the back this last month and seems like she isnt getting food. i also just brought my new gelding in and first thing he told me was i dont like him.. first off i dont care what he thinks and i figured as long as he gets the money for boarding there shouldnt be a problem right? well this past week ive had cloud there hes starting to loose weight.. when i go into the stable it seems like he doesnt have any hay in sight on the ground or anything.. the only time i saw him feed him was when i was there and he says.. well i guess i should feed the gray horse... wow right? Well right now i went thru some financial troubles and im trying to get caught up and dont want to sell my horses in order to do that.. but if my horses start loosing weight real fast from not getting fed isnt that called neglect? also i offered to bring them some hay and he told me his other horses couldnt eat the hay i wanted to buy which cloud was eating and he was a chunky monkey lol but now.. i dont know what to do.. or what to say.. just had to rant i guess.. we will see what happeneds tomorrow..
If you're not paying the agreed upon amount for board, how is that the BO's problem? I see where you want him to be understanding and continue feeding your horses, but you can't pay him. How is that fair to him?
Yes, he should be feeding the horses but you should also be paying him, otherwise what is HE getting out of it? This is supposed to be a business, not free food and board for someone else's horses.
Any reputable boarding stable would have required you to pay first and last month's board up front, and pay on time or face late fees. It's not their problem if you can't pay, it's yours.
So, it looks as if you're stuck between a rock and a hard place. If you can't afford to pay him, you're certainly not going to be able to afford to move them somewhere else. Plus, if you call AC on him you're just as likely to be charged with neglect, because you're the owner of the animals and can't provide proof of payment.
Honestly, if you're that pressed for money you should probably sell or give away these horses. If you can't afford to pay board, what happens if one of them should get injured or ill? Let them suffer because you can't afford to call a vet?
I agree what you are saying but i told him i can pay on the 30th. the boarding ive been paying is towards the end of the months anyway. The boarding fee is due on the 24th but i was letting him know what happened and i dont get payed again until the 30th.. so i am not trying to get free boarding or anything like that. Sorry i didnt explain a little better i was irritated and didnt really think what i was writing.
i would never call AC on him either. the thing im mainly concerned is my thoroughbred is still real thin, and my QH gelding is loosing weight. He has alot of horses and hes relying on my boarding money to feed all his horses. He also has alot of people that havent payed him for months and hasnt came by to even see his horses so maybe thats why he snapped at me? I will be going tomorrow to see whats going on and going there tonight to give him 200. :)
If he didn't give you a date, how do you know board is due on the 24th?
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Board should always be paid in advance, not for past service. You pay on the first of the month for that month.
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In Ontario the moment the board is overdue, there's an automatic lien on the horse. The biggest issue with boarding horses is that when money is short, that is the last bill that gets paid, if it does and the BO is then in a position he/she doesn't want because of all the hassle. A finance company will loan you the money - at 28%. I think you are in over your head with two horses. The breakdown of your car proved you are living too close to the line. How will you pay a vet bill, will the BO have to wait again?
So if I'm reading this right, you told him when you'd be paying him, which was past the agreed upon due date, and he basically told you that wasn't acceptable? Gotta say from that I'd be siding with him, you broke the agreement. Lesson learned, far too many people these days will tolerate that sort of thing, but there are still people in the world who justifiably won't. Your telling him *when* you'll pay is meaningless, as the one paying the bills all that matters to him is that you are *not* paying him when you were supposed to.
ok well the reason why i said the boarding is due on the 24 is because when i purchased lady from him i payed first boarding month on that day also. and he isnt a boarding facility no lease aggreements he said he can offer me stabling just because i bought my horse from him.
my car got broken into because the city i live in isnt one of the best places to live. i can afford vet care if needed. i have a good job etc. i just had to vent.
i talked to the guy i keep my horses at in person the other day and he was fine with everything. he needs some help with his horses so i decided to start helping him ride some of his personal horses due to him not being able to because of health problems.
So...you've worked it out ,for now. To protect yourself though, try to get something in writing. What you owe, when, how much will be "forgiven" for your help,etc. Better to have too much documentation than none at all.
Have you heard of a checking account? They work great so you don't get your cash stolen or loose it. Also if money is that tight why would you have 2 horses that you have to pay board on? What do you do when you need a vet or pay for your car repairs?
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