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post #11 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 01:33 AM
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I've never done that before...
What does it say in your boarding contract?
IE: Do you have to give a certain amount of notice before you leave? Does it say if it was a refundable or non-refundable deposit?
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post #12 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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I've never done that before...
What does it say in your boarding contract?
IE: Do you have to give a certain amount of notice before you leave? Does it say if it was a refundable or non-refundable deposit?
That's the thing I never signed any contract. I just signed a release form to ride on the property but, I never signed a boarding contract. I'm going to give him a week notice, my horse won't be moved till next week because, that's the soonest my trailer guy can do it. He never even said if I was going to get it back if and when I left so, that's why I am trying to figure out if I'm entitled to that money when I leave.
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post #13 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 01:40 AM
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Without a contract it's going to be pretty hard to prove anything.
Did he say what the deposit covered?
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post #14 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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He said the deposit covered to keep the stall for me before I moved in
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post #15 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 01:44 AM
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Hmmm. I'm honestly not sure then. It may be worth cross posting in the equine law section just asking about the deposit if you end up not figuring it out on here.
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post #16 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks :] Either way I seriously hope in the future my BO won't do this to other boarders. Although as far as I've heard from one other boarder that other people have left because they weren't happy with some things. I can only wonder why.
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post #17 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 01:58 AM
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So you originally were paying for a stall, turnout and pasture, but because you are using the stall more often he is charging you more? Either way, he should have approached you about it and discussed it before immediately DOUBLING your board.

That isn't fair, but there isn't much you can do. Did you get a receipt for the deposit? Or for your weekly board? I'd get your horse out of there soon, he sounds spiteful and I wouldn't want him "impounding" your horse for excess fees, but don't pay him anymore if you can help it - he can take his losses out of your deposit.
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I was originally paying for the in/out stall, turnout and pasture. The pasture is aside from the turnout but, since I had him in the stall for the past 2 days he decided to raise the board an extra 200. I was paying 200$ flat for the stall/turnout/pasture and he doesn't do supplements, blanketing if needed. I have to do everything but, that wasn't ever a problem with me.

I had him in the stall for the past 2 days because he has a lump and I don't know what it is and I just don't want to take the chance and possibly get the other horses sick but, when I put him in the pasture the other horses were in their turnouts.

I never got a receipt for the deposit, nor for my monthly board. My horse is being moved next week that's as soon as I can get my trailer guy out.
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post #19 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 06:43 AM
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beau,

Are you doing your own mucking and providing bedding? If you were on pasture board previously, and 1.) are now using a stall 2.) therefore using more hay and more bedding and 3.) the BO is doing any of the work related to having him in the stall, yes, it's reasonable to the BO to charge you more while the horse is on stall rest.

Would have been nice if he handled it or addressed it in a more professional manner, but yes, it is reasonable for him to expect more money. Without more details on costs in your area, I don't know if $200. is reasonable or not.
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post #20 of 43 Old 11-29-2010, 07:29 AM
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Did you ask him before your horse came in?
I know every single yard around here charges by the night your horse spends in its only fair. Why should you get a free stable for however long your horse is injured and the perosn next door is paying double what you are for the same ammenities

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