Ok...Sorry it took me so long to get back to you (I am a day sleeper).
Anyhow, since you have a lease, and a year left on that lease, according to Oklahoma Landlord Tenant Act 126(A)&(B), the Landlord is supposed to, by law (B), give you written notice that they want to change the terms of the lease (i.e. No Stallions on property...) and you have to agree to the new term(s) in writing. They can only do this if it is a safety issue, if they are telling all renters to do this fairly, or if their property is being damaged (A)1. Otherwise, your Landlord would be breaking the lease. Tis comes from: http://tenant.net/Other_Areas/Oklahoma/tenant.html#s121 -See Below-
Now, I totally understand the problem with not wanting to fight with your Landlord...I have been in the same position in Grove. New owners of our 'Resort' wanted to limit the amount of pets we all had to 1. I had two, so I simply did not comply, did not sign anything, and I didn't get rid of one of my pets. They never said anything else. In your position though, you should let your Landlord know that you are aware of the Landlord Tenant Acts of Oklahoma...and remind the Landlord that he would be breaking your lease to now try to limit what kind of animals you keep on the property.
Most Landlords do NOT want to be the ones to break a lease...It can get very expensive in civil court, should you bring suit. You can also speak with a local attorney about this as they often give a FREE, initial consultation...Then have a kindly talk with your Landlord advising him that you have spoken with so & so and understand that if the Landlord now tries to limit the lease agreement that he would be in violation of Oklahoma Law.
As long as the horse is not causing any damages (which you would be responsible for of-course), a complaint is not enough cause for the Landlord to suddenly change your lease.
Here is the code section:
"SECTION 126. Tenant's use and occupancy of premises Rules and regulationsA landlord, from time to time, may adopt a rule or regulation, however described, concerning the tenant's use and occupancy of the premises. Such a rule or regulation is enforceable against the tenant only if:
If a rule or regulation is adopted after the tenant enters into the rental agreement and that rule or regulation works a substantial modification of such tenant's bargain, the rule or regulation so adopted is not valid and enforceable against the tenant unless he consents to it in writing." Retreived 01/19/07 by DALH from Oklahoma Landlord Tenant Acts.
- Its purpose is to promote the convenience, peace, safety or welfare of the tenants in the premises, preserve the landlord's property from abusive use, or make a fair distribution of services and facilities held out for the tenants generally; and
- It is reasonably related to the purpose for which it is adopted; and
- It applies to all tenants in the premises in a fair manner; and
- It is sufficiently explicit in its prohibition, direction or limitation of the tenant's conduct to fairly inform the tenant what such tenant must or must not do to comply; and
- It is not for the purpose of evading the obligations of the landlord; and
- The tenant has notice of it at the time such tenant enters into the rental agreement, or when it is adopted.
Let me know if you need more information on this...And thanks for your reply and quick 'ACCEPT(s)'...It helps your rating (& mine) on future questions.