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Chronicles of Trespass... my horse was stalked!

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  • Chronicles of Trespass... my horse was stalked!

    So here’s what happened….

    I bought a cute Kentucky Mt horse gelding last summer. He's very friendly and thinks anyone who approaches his paddock (which is very close to being a dry lot) is there just to see him and feed him treats.

    This lady who walks the length of the road where the barn is located, started feeding Mack over the fence about a month after I got him. MrBlueMoon informed me of this one weekend when I was home sick. Apparently she would stop during her walks and pet him (which I didn’t mind) and feed him carrots, which I DID mind because it made him even MORE mouthy and thinking every person that approached him had a treat for him. I caught her in the act one day, pulled over to the side of the road, got out of the car, and nicely introduced myself to her as Mack's owner and told her to NOT feed the horses because of liability, health, welfare.... yadda yadda. A couple days later we restrung the hot wire across the top of the fence just as added insurance to keep the horses away from HER.

    Anyway, I was riding my husband's horse one weekend in the arena and I saw KL feeding Mack, despite the hotwire, over his paddock fence. The arena and paddock share a fence line. I yelled at her to not feed the horses anymore and to leave them alone. I mean, redneck country girl sort of hollering at her.... the kind that turns heads, embarrasses teenage kids, and makes the dogs bark.

    A few weeks later, KL came up into the barnyard and approached our weekday manager and told her that Mack was too fat and that he was dragging his back feet and that somebody needed to tell me about it. Ummm…. well, yeah he’s FAT because he is an easy keeper and she was shoving treats down his throat! And he drags his feet because he’s LAZY. Our weekday manager assured her the horse was fine, and that she needed to leave the horses alone.

    After that, seemed like about once a week or so, KL would come up into the barn and approach the barn manager asking about how much it cost to buy a horse and keep one up, etc. etc. I was there one afternoon after work talking to our barn owner and we watched KL walk up the BO's driveway to his house (nobody was home -- BO's house is about 50 - 75 yards from the barn) and then she walked back down the driveway and came up the driveway at the barn. BO asked KL if he could help her with anything and she said she was looking for the BO's wife and called her by name. BO told her wifey wasn’t there, and KL said she wanted to pet the horses and that wifey had given KL permission.

    BO told KL he was wifey’s husband and that she most certainly did NOT have permission to pet the horses, she was on private property, the horses were all privately owned and he could not allow her to pet them or feed them due to liability issues.

    Then she said something like, "Well BlueMoonCG said I could give Mack treats."

    I was standing right there with my eyes bugged out (I guess she didn’t recognize me because the day I yelled at her, I was 30 yards away and had my helmet and sunglasses on) and I piped right up and said “I’M BlueMoonCG AND I TOLD YOU TO LEAVE MY HORSES ALONE. I told you NOT to feed them and you need to leave them alone because Mack is starting to get nippy from being fed treats.”

    You’d of thought I smacked her upside her face because she just looked at me like I had sprouted another head. She turned around and walked off like some 6 year old who dropped their ice cream cone and the dogs had found it, mumbling to herself. BO looked at me, shrugged, and said if she came back up in the barn again, to tell her she was trespassing and we were calling the sheriff.

    Fast forward a couple weeks... KL comes up and gives BM a hand-written note to leave for me. Basically the note said that “the black horse” (Scout - husband's horse) was mean to Mack and bit him whenever Mack tried to approach her at the fence (apparently she doesn’t know a thing about herd dynamics), and that Mack depressed and showing his "angst" by eating too much grass because he was depressed, which is why he was overweight, and she wanted to talk to me about purchasing Mack. Um….. NO. He ain’t for sale!! And did I mention he was already in a dry lot?

    What she didn't know, obviously, is that Mack was already under a free lease contract, we were just waiting for his shots and coggins to be done so the lessee could come get him. I didn’t even respond to the letter, just got a good chuckle out of it and shared it with the BO & BM, and the other boarders that had been keeping abreast of Mack's "Fan Club of One KL".

    On Good Friday, I was filling in for the BM and wouldn’t ya know…. about two hours after Mack got on the trailer bound for his lessee’s barn, here comes Krazy Lady up in the barn AGAIN. I was cleaning stalls and there were several other boarders milling around since it was a holiday. One of the boarders came up and told me there was somebody there to see me, and when I peeked around the corner and saw her, I said "NOPE. Not talking to Miss Krazy Lady today."

    So one of my friends who had been keeping up with the whole situation, said she would talk to her. She went out and asked her could she help her, and Miss Krazy Lady said “Yes, I’m here to offer BMCG $5000 for Mack.”

    (SIDE NOTE: While secretly I was flattered by this offer.... all the horses I have owned my whole entire life, added together…. ARE NOT worth $5k.)

    Friend told her that Mack had already been “sold” and was no longer at the barn. So Miss Krazy Lady goes to the end of the driveway and SITS DOWN and starts BAWLING her eyes out. We were all peeking around the corners of the barn watching her, and I finally decided after she had sat there for about 15 minutes that I’d had enough and called the sheriff.

    About 30 minutes later, two deputies showed up and got all my info and the 411 on what had happened. One of them went to stop her because by then she had started back up the road but was still on our fence line road frontage. By the time he got to her, she had crossed the road and was on the fence line of the neighbor's barn, but since I had described her to the 911 dispatcher, they knew it was her.

    I got in the car with the other deputy and he told me he would speak to her first and when he gave me the cue, to get out of the car, approach her and tell her she was to not come on the property again and to leave the horses alone. She was about two whacks from a mental breakdown by the time he motioned for me to get out of the car. I felt horrible telling her to stay away, but at that point I realized she probably really was a little bit NUTZ.

    The deputy got back in the car, shaking his head, and he told me something like “well, it’s not a crime to be crazy…” So I guess he noticed she wasn’t playing with a full deck. He took me back to the barn where all my boarder friends were waiting to take pictures of me in the patrol car. (I even think a couple of them were humming "bad boys, bad boys... whatcha gonna do? whatcha gonna do when they come for you?")

    The deputy told me that the only way she could be arrested is if THEY (the sheriff) catch her on the property (then it would be criminal trespass), but if I caught her on the property, that I can take her picture, send a copy to her, to the sheriff, and to the magistrate and file a civil trespassing order against her.

    Gah…. I mean, I’m flattered she thought so much of my horse, but dang…. I mean, he doesn’t need a STALKER!!!!

    The good news is, Mack is happy at his lessee's and a very safe distance of about 60 miles away. I had a chat with the people from the farm across the road, and they too have had similar encounters with KL, but she hasn't made any ridiculous offers to purchase their horses.

    At least not yet.
    Alis volat propriis.

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    It's tough being Krazy Poor lady.

    So, did we get pictures of YOU in the cop car instead of her?
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      Did you lease him to a lady in PA who has an overweight TB and an obese draft? Apparently they run a program for that sort of thing.
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        Was the note written in crayon? Because that would just be icing on the cake.

        (I wonder if she actually HAD $5000....)
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          #5
          Originally posted by Laurierace View Post
          Did you lease him to a lady in PA who has an overweight TB and an obese draft? Apparently they run a program for that sort of thing.
          No, he's safe and sound here in the sunny south!
          Alis volat propriis.

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            #6
            Originally posted by SmartAlex View Post
            It's tough being Krazy Poor lady.

            So, did we get pictures of YOU in the cop car instead of her?
            Yep. I will try to post a link after lunch. Too much thinking 'bout how to get them off my phone and onto the 'puter with too little blood sugar coursing through my veins!
            Alis volat propriis.

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              #7
              Originally posted by danceronice View Post
              Was the note written in crayon? Because that would just be icing on the cake.

              (I wonder if she actually HAD $5000....)
              It was written in blue ink. LOL!

              Actually, I googled her address and her business name from the business card she put in her note, and I think with what her husband does for a living, she probably would have been able to come up with the cash.

              MrBlueMoon asked me why I didn't just take the money and run. Um... NO.
              Alis volat propriis.

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              • #8
                awe, man... I think I would have felt really bad for KL when she was crying.... jeesh! (smack forehead) poor KL.....

                anyway, best to keep the nut jobs down to a minimum. hopefully she doesnt get all nuts over another horse now.

                PS - watch your back - your'e the "bad guy" now

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Laurierace View Post
                  Did you lease him to a lady in PA who has an overweight TB and an obese draft? Apparently they run a program for that sort of thing.
                  Ha, when I saw the title of this thread I thought the exact same thing.

                  But you forgot to mention the TB is grey. GREY!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Laurierace View Post
                    Did you lease him to a lady in PA who has an overweight TB and an obese draft? Apparently they run a program for that sort of thing.
                    I'm going to miss that craziness - should we hope for an alias?


                    As for this lady - I feel for some people that our mental health knowledge isn't always up to where it needs to be to help them. At the same time, I wouldn't have hesitated to call the cops on her as many times as it took.
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                    • #11
                      I think I've just exceeded my RDA of Nuts today. You don't live in the WV panhandle by any chance, do you?
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                      • #12
                        Ooooo-eeee-ooooooh
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by danceronice View Post
                          Was the note written in crayon? Because that would just be icing on the cake.

                          (I wonder if she actually HAD $5000....)
                          Well, you just made my day.
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                          • #14
                            Wow what a story.

                            I have had neighbors feeding my horses on many many occasions. I tell them not to they STILL do. I can not patrol the fence line, but the horses sure can when they see somebody.

                            I hate neighbors some times, well *ok*, all the time I hate them.

                            Best get the camera ready. Show everybody where it is and how to use it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Laurierace View Post
                              Did you lease him to a lady in PA who has an overweight TB and an obese draft? Apparently they run a program for that sort of thing.
                              Bwahahaha!

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by netg View Post
                                I'm going to miss that craziness - should we hope for an alias?
                                I for one, will not. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by rmh_rider View Post
                                  I have had neighbors feeding my horses on many many occasions. I tell them not to they STILL do. I can not patrol the fence line, but the horses sure can when they see somebody.
                                  Friend of mine found a cure: She took her horse's fly mask and painted "I BITE!" in red on the forehead. No one ever handed treats over the fenceline again
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                                  • #18
                                    Someone on CoTH also had an effective sign that I got a giggle out of:
                                    "Please Do Not Feed Fingers To The Horse".

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by netg View Post
                                      I'm going to miss that craziness - should we hope for an alias?
                                      Wait, wait! Was she finally banned?! Did I miss something? Details please!!!
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by jen-s View Post
                                        Wait, wait! Was she finally banned?! Did I miss something? Details please!!!
                                        The end of an era; her last post: http://chronofhorse.com/forum/showpo...&postcount=101.

                                        I actually missed this thread, too - off to read!
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