Stoooopid Neighbors

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by lizardz, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. lizardz

    lizardz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I'm over at our mobile home showing it to some prospective tenants and they leave and I'm heading back over to my house when I hear some odd noises over by our barn. I go walking over to check it out and what do I see? Five little girls (around 6-7 years old), a teenager and a guy petting my horses. These horses are not in stalls, not in a corral, just loose on our 40 acres. When I asked what they were doing, the guy says "Oh, we feed the horses over the fence all the time, but they wouldn't come up today so we just thought we would come down and pet them." What!!???!!! Now, while these are very friendly horses, they are horses. One is very food agressive and another very flighty (in fact, he just about ran over me the day before because he got spooked by something - a cloud maybe). I explained to this guy that this is private property and that horses are very unpredictible and could just run right over the top of any of them at any moment. I then asked him how they got into the pasture, because while there is a gate, it's locked. He said they just climbed over the fence by the irrigation ditch (a good ways from the barn). When I told him they needed to leave and not come back onto the property, he tells the girls "We need to leave. The lady doesn't want us petting the horses" in this "isn't she a meany" voice. ARRRGGGGHHHHH!!!! You can bet if anything had happened to any of those kids, he would be suing my a** for his stupidity. Sorry this is so long - just had to vent.
    Liz
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I am sorry about that. Maybe you should put up electiric fenceing to keep out them out
     
  3. 2dream

    2dream Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People never cease to amaze me. Posted, No Trespass, Do Not Enter. I don't know if you have signs up but if not you need to. Just be careful how your signs are worded. Its kind of like a Beware of Dog sign. When you put up a Beware of Dog sign you are admitting you have a possible problem dog in some states. No Trespass or Posted - Private Property is usually better.
    I have a neighbor who actually called me to ask me
    if it was ok to build a bridge across a little creek that runs thru my property. I have just a few feet across the creek and they use it like it is theres and that is perfectly ok with me. But they want to build a little bridge so their dog can walk across to my field to do his business. DUHHHHH..... Hello... Did you hear what you just ask me?
     
  4. City2Farm

    City2Farm New Egg

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    Wow, that guy had/has a lot of nerve! That just baffles me.
     
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  5. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you are going through. Our land has old mine holes and a lot of other things that can hurt people if you do not know where these things are. We own around 600 acres and when hunting season comes people think they can just come onto our land without any permission what so ever. Often times I end up coming across these people and have to ask them to leave and they give me some sort of an excuse and I have to repeat myself several times before they get the message and even then they do not understand. We also have cows roaming these lands and sometimes with havind jerseys and such it amazes me that we have not had one shot by accident.
     
  6. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Ahhhhh, they are just kids after all [​IMG]
     
  7. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *hhmmmm-- 3 little Girl neighbors with 'horseys' next door??? Uh--I think you could have an armored, armed, barbed and electrified version of the Great Wall of China and STILL have trouble, Liz [​IMG] Might try taking advantage-- Talk to the parents and put 'em to work-- that's what my neighbor did!! 2 sporatic summers finding out how much WORK horses are *MOSTLY* cured me of interest! Well- that and getting bit on the boob by a horse that didn't like how slow I was with her treat. [​IMG]
     
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  8. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I can somewhat relate to this. A long time ago when the area I lived in was somewhat rural they had standardbred broodmares. I have always loved horses as a child and I still do. I used to cut through peoples yards to get to these horses to pet. I would pull assorted weeds to feed them. Mind you I never went over the fence. I still have a high regard for a horse's size lol. Sometimes when you are a horse loving kid and you can't have one you treasure these moments when you can just watch and pet them. I would tell them that going into their pasture wasn't to safe as they could of gotten hurt. If they love horses so much maybe you could enlist them to help with horse chores supervised that is. Just be thankful they wanted to be nice to them, alot of kids these days like to hurt and abuse animals for sport.
     
  9. lizardz

    lizardz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, forgot to say I went out yesterday afternoon and bought a bunch of these signs; will be posting them today.

    I understand about horse crazy kids, because I was one of them (obviously, still am!), but I never went onto someone else's property without permission. I did tell the guy if he wanted they could call me and I would be happy to set up a time to let the girls come over and pet/brush the horses when I could supervise them and everyone would be safe. I don't have a problem with that - it just scared the heck out of me knowing that one of these precious little girls could be trampled in the blink of an eye and that this father was so clueless. And what is he teaching his kids about respecting other people's property. Bet he wouldn't be so happy if I walked into his house, plopped my fanny on his couch and started petting his dogs. Thankfully he's not a close-by neighbor, over the hill somewhere. I've seen him around, recogonize his truck, but don't really know him. Think I'll keep it that way.
    Liz
     
  10. 2dream

    2dream Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, forgot to say I went out yesterday afternoon and bought a bunch of these signs; will be posting them today.

    Bet he wouldn't be so happy if I walked into his house, plopped my fanny on his couch and started petting his dogs.

    I like that, can I use it. LOL

    You are right about "what is he teaching his kids"?
     

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