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  • #41
    I agree you should press trespassing charges. She needs a quick and curt lesson in boundaries and a reminder that she crossed the wrong ones.

    I had the POLICE and AC called on my by my nutter neighbor who was walking her two Chihuahuas down the street in a baby stroller (yes you read that right) , my 6 year old was playing out front in the sprinkler with our 8 month old Boston Terrier (on a leash ) and when she got in front of our house he dragged my daughter over to see the dogs in the stroller.

    The neighbor must not have seen me sitting on the porch and proceed to scream and cuss at my daughter to get her f'ing pitbull away from her dogs because he was going to kill them. Then to told her she was going to call the police and have him shot because he was a "dangerous breed".

    I might have come unhinged and said some very un Christian things much to her shock when I stood up from my chair on the porch.

    The next day the police and AC showed up because of a dangerous dog call ....the embarrassment shown pretty brightly on their faces when I produced this face https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...50458344_n.jpg

    They laughed pretty heartily when I admitted to going a little overboard with how I spoke to her. The AC officer in his best southern voice said "Well Ma'am I think I'd have been even less restrained."
    "I would not beleive her if her tongue came notorized"

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    • #42
      Originally posted by PeteyPie View Post
      The gate was closed? A jumping drama llama.
      Yep, the gate was closed. A jumping drama llama.
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      • #43
        Originally posted by Lynnwood View Post
        ...the police and AC showed up because of a dangerous dog call ....the embarrassment shown pretty brightly on their faces when I produced this face https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...50458344_n.jpg
        Oh thank you, thank you, for that precious and funny story! You made me laugh!

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        • #44
          Originally posted by Gloria View Post
          For every call that sends AC to an unnecessary trip to a conscientious owner is a call that prevents the AC to come to the animals that really need help. No. The caller was harassing the OP without cause. It is not OK.
          Well, these are my thoughts, too. I 86'd a broad off my property at my last yard sale a few weeks ago. Remember, I live in the middle of nowhere and people who do live out here, live out here because they want to be left alone. So, basically, unless you have an invite, don't show up at my or my neighbors door for anything less than a full-fledged emergency, such as forest fire or we've been invaded by the baddies.

          But this lady showed up and started asking after my horses (I still had Sam at the time) and I felt a little niggle of she being too forward. Anyway, the upshot was she told me she was keeping an eye on my horses 'for me' and feeing them treats. I told her they were my horses and if I want to shoot them and put them in the freezer, I will, not that I would, but to make a point. Also, if my horses got sick, she could expect a vet bill. Short, sweet and to the point. She got a bit of huffy and sputtered a bit but she now understands in no uncertain words to leave me alone. My neighbors are horsey and if someone has problems, it's up to our little community to help each other, not some female from the Big Smoke coming out here to keep an eye out. At any rate, I fenced the front of the pasture off, away from the road so the horses were harder to see and she couldn't feed them.

          I think the caller was wrong all the way around.

          ETA: I just read the story above with the killer cute pup and thought of a story my neighbor told me about a Peta type who mistakenly moved out in these parts. The story as told to me was this woman was afraid of everything and thought that deer and bunnies were her friends. The female cougar on the mountain behind me spoke to her, you get the picture. Anyway someone had a tag and nailed a deer for dinners to come and the woman came unglued. She actually threatened other neighbors who had the nerve to partake of the deceased deer. Everyone was going to h*ll (guess we'll meet her down there, the way she was acting) and mean to boot. She moved off soon thereafter, and prob happy with the rising AR nutjobs which are rising in these parts. My neighbor called the sheriff to report the whacko and if they ended up dead (that serious, it was), the SO knew where to start looking first.
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          • #45
            how about itchamull drawing salve sorry can.t spell. hoof123

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            • #46
              My perspective is that if someone saw one of my horses "looking bad" or injured, I'd want that person to call me and to call AC. And yes, if they saw one of mine that seemed to be in distress, I'd want them to enter and try to help the horse. Especially if my horse had a wound that could be seen, or was caught up in a fence, etc. I have nothing to hide from AC. And I'd be thanking anyone who did that. Then I'd give them the name of my vet, and tell them what treatment was being given.

              Some people, including police, have stopped when they saw the horses lying down to nap in the field. All is good, and they get a thank you and are told what to look for in a colicking horse vs. a horse taking a nap flat out in the sun.

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              • #47
                (Wandering llama may been a deer. They have the same basic body outline)

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                • #48
                  To add a similar story to those above...a friend of mine had a lovely, talented WB who at about age 5 impaled himself on a stick. He was playing in the field with one and someone ended up with it in his chest. Ooops. Anyhow, he was never quite right after that and a few years later she gave him to someone as a pasture ornament. Two years after that (so maybe 5 years total), one day a big piece of wood pops out of his chest. Healed and sound after that. Weird.

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                  • #49
                    Slightly gross personal story: I had abdominal surgery and approximately a year later, I had what appeared to be a largish zit on the scar. I was at a party and the 'zit' was getting more and more tender. I went into the bathroom and unbuttoned my dress. I touched it gently and projectile pus smacked against the mirror. Of course, just like horse wounds, I had to examine it and found a tiny thread in the pus.

                    I knew a horse who impaled himself on a fence board. It ran into his abdomen and along the inside of his back leg. Complete recovery.
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                    • #50
                      State laws vary but here in VA unless property is posted OR you have notified the person she is not welcomed it is generally assumed that trespassing is OK. Landowners have limited responsibilities to tresspassers so if she got kicked you probably wouldn't be responsible. If she lets the horses out however you will probably be in big trouble.

                      I would send her a certified letter stating that she is not to enter my property and that if she does she will be prosecuted.

                      I've been reported to AC because my horses were standing in mud
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                      • #51
                        Originally posted by carolprudm View Post
                        State laws vary but here in VA unless property is posted OR you have notified the person she is not welcomed it is generally assumed that trespassing is OK. Landowners have limited responsibilities to tresspassers so if she got kicked you probably wouldn't be responsible. If she lets the horses out however you will probably be in big trouble.

                        I would send her a certified letter stating that she is not to enter my property and that if she does she will be prosecuted.

                        I've been reported to AC because my horses were standing in mud
                        Without going into the whole schpiel [sic], you are dead in the water here, too, unless the property is posted...and it can't be just a sign or two at logical entry points (such as a driveway). The lettering has to be large enough for Ray Charles to read it and maybe even include photos for those who cannot read. We posted our property to excess and sent certified letters to the ones we knew were trespassing; regular mail to the other neighbors.

                        OP - post the hell out of your property and send the letter. Maybe even include a blurb of "thanks so much for being concerned, but as was obvious to AC, our horses and the mare in question, are receiving more than adequate care." As someone who calls AC on a few loser horse owners around here, I wouldn't want to scare her off from calling on something legit in the future, but after talking with you....she went over the line.

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                        • #52
                          Originally posted by Chall View Post
                          (Wandering llama may been a deer. They have the same basic body outline)
                          They jump very well, too! Yep, would bet it was an imposter doing its best to terrorize the neighborhood by its similarity to a llama LOL.
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                          • #53
                            I would never call AC on someone unless I saw serious neglect, and probably more than one thin horse. To the best of my knowledge they need to be very bad before AC can/will step in.

                            My neighbors had a very thin mare and I stopped for hay and asked about her, saying how cute I thought she was (true, I have been a fan for something like... 6 years? I used to drive past her from my old apartment and now they are old family friends of my husband). She wasn't always that thin but got thrifty over the winters. Everyone else looks great but her. She is 33 years old, their niece's first horse, and gets senior feed and hay and every spring, which I mentioned to them, she seems to plump right back up. I made it a friendly conversation, they tell me how she is every time they see me, and all of their others as well.

                            Granted not every conversation will end that well, but I felt confident that she was well cared for. And I see her at least twice a week as I drive by. OP I would have been absolutely satisfied with that conversation.

                            Although I do agree with tidyrabbit, I have nothing to hide from AC and they're more than welcome to stop up. I would be very upset at the idea of people wandering my property however, my one mare is nearly blind, I have a two year old filly still using manners, and a little Shetland whose weight I am very on top of. And electric fence.

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                            • #54
                              Originally posted by Lynnwood View Post
                              I agree you should press trespassing charges. She needs a quick and curt lesson in boundaries and a reminder that she crossed the wrong ones.

                              I had the POLICE and AC called on my by my nutter neighbor who was walking her two Chihuahuas down the street in a baby stroller (yes you read that right) , my 6 year old was playing out front in the sprinkler with our 8 month old Boston Terrier (on a leash ) and when she got in front of our house he dragged my daughter over to see the dogs in the stroller.

                              The neighbor must not have seen me sitting on the porch and proceed to scream and cuss at my daughter to get her f'ing pitbull away from her dogs because he was going to kill them. Then to told her she was going to call the police and have him shot because he was a "dangerous breed".

                              I might have come unhinged and said some very un Christian things much to her shock when I stood up from my chair on the porch.

                              The next day the police and AC showed up because of a dangerous dog call ....the embarrassment shown pretty brightly on their faces when I produced this face https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...50458344_n.jpg

                              They laughed pretty heartily when I admitted to going a little overboard with how I spoke to her. The AC officer in his best southern voice said "Well Ma'am I think I'd have been even less restrained."
                              The sheriff showed up at our barn one day and said they had a report of a rabid fox in the barn area. Click image for larger version

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                              • #55
                                Around here, A/C wouldn't even bother to come out. Of course, my boys choose to stand in the muddy spot they've dug themselves under the trees. Ten acres, and they stand in the mud.

                                I don't know what I would do about the crazy. I would certainly post No Trespassing signs, and probably an equine limited liability sign if you are in a state with one.

                                If you really think she was in your pasture, you might want to think about a cease and desist order.

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                                • #56
                                  Sorry you are going through this OP. My paint recovered totally from running into the board fence. Not as bad as your mare, but wish you the best.....

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                                  • #57
                                    I keep my horses at a private residence. I don't live there. They are right off a busy public trail.

                                    People knock on the door to report dead (sleeping) horses.
                                    To report that they're stuck in the hay net. (no, they're holding it down so they can pull hay out.)

                                    Had one lady yell at me because I wouldn't let her feed my horse a dog biscuit. (it's just a DOG BISQUIT, she says, all snooty. Rolly eyes.) I had actually found a couple on the ground before that and wondered what was going on.

                                    I had one lady, this one really pissed me off, take a hose and spray my horses because they "looked hot." wtf? Not only did I show up to a wet horse that I was supposed to saddle up for a lesson, the lady had the nerve to come back, tell me what she did, and then ask if she could 'help' me with my horses in exchange for riding privileges! As if! Meaning, I have to show her everything because she had NO horse experience. I finally told her it wasn't my property and the homeowners don't want anybody in the corral because of the liability. Thank goodness she went away.

                                    99.9% of the people are nice and bring carrots or pull a handful of grass for them. They're good ambassadors for the horse community and I get a lot of compliments in how sweet they are. Every now and then there's a kook but they're pretty few and far between.

                                    They actually know who the carrot bringers are by sound and they run over to the fence. Other people just get sniffed. It does make the baby (he's 3) a little muggy but it overall he's pretty good.

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                                    • #58
                                      In general, I'd rather people call than not if they're concerned, but it does seem like there's a real issue with AC being called for crazy stuff that is NOT emergent and then not having the resources to handle the actual bad stuff.

                                      My best AC story had to do with fly masks.

                                      I was leasing a farm a few years ago and had my two horses there. Had just finished up chores for the day when this family of four on bikes came down the long farm lane. The woman demanded to speak with whomever was in charge. She reported that they'd been riding their bikes by daily and that the horses were being BLINDFOLDED and she was going to call AC if the situation wasn't remedied immediately. That it was upsetting her two children to see these horses BLINDFOLDED and turned out.

                                      I subdued my chuckle, took them down to the barn and showed them a flymask--actually had them look through the thing. I explained the purpose.

                                      They didn't apologize as I recall, but they did leave me alone after the demo.

                                      LOL

                                      Sometimes you just have to say "Well bless your heart"....in the Southern way.
                                      A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

                                      Might be a reason, never an excuse...

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                                      • #59
                                        there's one thing to call a person to let them know a horse or animal might be in distress/injured ,quite another for the caller to be so accusatory. The OP tried to impress upon the woman that the horse indeed had been looked after but called AC anyway. the problem with many people calling for every little thing it creates a cry wolf scenario. Same thing w/these dog bites. My state has just outlawed purebred pitbulls - and if you rent out a property and your tenant has a pit guess what the LL can get sued right along w/ the dog owner - it's gotten that crazy

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                                        • #60
                                          We had a horse accomplish a nearly identical injury and those babies look really bad for a really long time. Good luck with the recovery. Hope Miss Snoopy Pants learns to MHOB.
                                          ::I do not understand your specific kind of crazy, but I do admire your total commitment to it::

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