Should I be able to move out WITHOUT notice after barn screwed up?
Not sure if this is the right section for this..but here goes:
Have a mare boarded at a barn that does daily turnout in paddocks with small groups or pairs. They use 100 percent electric wiring but for some reason have not been turning it on for awhile now and I didn't realize it. My horse figured this out recently and started breaking through to get to the grass on the other side. The first time she broke out, they didn't even tell me about it. I found out days later from a barn worker. Instead of turning the fence on or moving her, they continued to put her in and she broke out again..but this time I was there to witness it. She goes crazy when she breaks out and sometimes ends up back in some thick woods that aren't terribly safe for horses due to mud and steep hills. She gets very stressed and overwhelmed when this happens and yet continues to try because there is no grass in her paddock but lots of it in the woods and other areas.
I told the barn to stop putting her in this particular paddock because she had clearly figured it out and she was going to get hurt. They kept telling me they would put her back in the paddock only when the fence was turned back on...but they never did. They ignored my request and put her in there again with electric off....and now I have discovered she has a cut under her fetlock and it is swollen and she is limping around and clearly in pain. A knowledgeable friend helped me clean her up but plan on calling vet. I think it is a cut from one of these wires. When I approached barn manager and staff, I get mixed word as to where she was actually turned out before the injury. Everyone seems to be hush hush about it and yet I heard from one person she was in the same paddock..against my wishes...again. (The reason they want her in that paddock so badly is because she keeps her paddock mate calm and her paddock mate freaks out when my horse is not in there..so it is easier for everyone if these two stay together.)
My plan is to leave this barn but because this was my last straw (other issue was not feeding enough and not enough bedding). I would have to give 30 days notice but since they don't turn electric fencing on (for reasons I am not getting clear answers about)....my horse cannot have any turnout because it isn't safe for her. So..she'll be stuck in her stall for 30 days until I can get her somewhere else. My board at my current barn is due in a few days but I want her out now but cannot afford to pay my current barn and a new barn. I feel under the circumstance, I have the right to break the 30-day rule but not sure if I'm being too unreasonable thinking that way? I'm pretty mad right now so not thinking clearly perhaps.