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  • i may have said this before, but you might want to consider booby traps


    • GWN, thank you for enabling me to use the ignore button again.
      ESG, I knew there was a reason I liked you.
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      • Goodness! Who peed in GWN's Wheeties. You said you reported them to the RCMP and the poster who said this lives in NH in the USA. I take it you aren't well liked here.


        • Ummmm, I just want to say that all Canadians aren't like GWN.

          Most of us actually understand blowing off steam, and tongue in cheek humour
          "Riding: the art of keeping a horse between yourself and the ground."

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          • Quote:
            GWN, thank you for enabling me to use the ignore button again.


            Refresh my memory on how to ignore a member? I have one to ignore now


            • Is it possible that gwn is one of TropicalStorm's crazy neighbors? If so I'm impressed - didn't think they had the mental capacity to figure out the internet. On the other hand...maybe that means they have the capacity to figure out an electric fence?

              Hmmm....those guineas are starting to sound like a fabulous idea.
              a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues


              • Originally posted by asb_own_me
                GWN, thank you for enabling me to use the ignore button again.


                Refresh my memory on how to ignore a member? I have one to ignore now
                You go to the individuals profile and there in the blue strip is the question *do you want to put member on Ignore list* you click yes and confirm and voila, the posts are gone...you can still read them, if you are, like me, nosey and you can remove someone from it any time, in your own prifile...


                • Wonderful tool!


                  • Originally posted by DressageGeek "Ribbon Ho"
                    Is it possible that gwn is one of TropicalStorm's crazy neighbors?
                    Actually, I think it is the PC trainer TropicalStorm mentioned in another post, one that was visited by this and other new bb members in pretty much the same fashion. Pft.
                    COTH's official mini-donk enabler

                    "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl


                    • Home -owners Associations (HOAs) rarely work. They're usually not enforced or if they are, it's not enforced consistently.

                      For the dog problem, you could try calling Animal Control. Most areas have leash laws for dogs.

                      Overall though you need to accept the situation. Every neighborhood has one inconsiderate PITA neighbor.... you just got unlucky and ended up next to him.

                      You can't control what he does but you can control what happens within your own yard. If you don't like the dog, you can either put up mesh fencing or ignore him until one of the horses kicks him. Cover your own butt from lawsuit by putting everything in writing. Next time there is a problem with their dog or some other dangerous situation, send them a written note *certified mail - return reciept*. This way you can prove you've been trying to warn them.

                      I used to get upset about my neighbor. Then I planted a hedgerow. It bugged the heck out of them they couldn't see into my yard, but they've really left me alone now. Their yappy little dog still wanders onto my property but it happens far less... guess they don't like it when Yappy vanished from view into my hedgerow and they don't know what evil things I might do to Yappy.

                      Good fences DO make good neighbors!
                      Veterinarians for Equine Welfare


                      • Sigh. Just skimming through, so maybe I have got it wrong.

                        Sounds like you REALLY have gotten off on the wrong foot w/the neighbors. You are the newbies, right? On not such a large acreage, pretty close to the neighbors. Nothing like threatening lawsuits, etc the moment you arrive in town. Not saying you aren't justified to think that way, but perhaps you were hasty to express yourself on very little evidence (kids say stupid things) that any of it might come true. As for the dog, horses have a way of teaching dogs to keep their distance. Well, the tone for your relationship has now been set; too bad it's not a pleasant one, doesn't bode well for the future.


                        • JustJump - the parents sounded pretty nutty, wasn't just the kids. This sounded like a nightmare come true for the OP.
                          a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues


                          • Original Poster

                            Originally posted by JustJump
                            Sigh. Just skimming through, so maybe I have got it wrong.

                            Sounds like you REALLY have gotten off on the wrong foot w/the neighbors. You are the newbies, right? On not such a large acreage, pretty close to the neighbors. Nothing like threatening lawsuits, etc the moment you arrive in town. Not saying you aren't justified to think that way, but perhaps you were hasty to express yourself on very little evidence (kids say stupid things) that any of it might come true. As for the dog, horses have a way of teaching dogs to keep their distance. Well, the tone for your relationship has now been set; too bad it's not a pleasant one, doesn't bode well for the future.

                            Unfortunately though, if you had read my previous post on it, this was not a one time event. Newbie or not to the neighborhood, that doesn't give them the right to trespass.

                            Anyways, hopefully things are now resolved. The kids (maybe it was the diarrhea curse!?) have remained blessedly MIA and the dog, now restrained doesnt' even bark at the horses since hes been stepped on
                            In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. 1300 pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs - it's something you just can't get from a pet hamster.


                            • Originally posted by MayS
                              Good fences DO make good neighbors!
                              They definitely do, but it really stinks when you are basically forced to put one up (PAY big $$$) to keep people/animals off your own property.


                              • Originally posted by TropicalStorm
                                I wish
                                I have the property to myself about 3 days a week when parents are on business trips. I do pay 1/4 of the mortgage though and hopefully in about 5 years it should be payid down enough that I can pay for it all and parents can move to a condo

                                And yes, the fence unfortunately boarders their land and the horses CAN extend their heads. I'd love to cut down and make it double fencin on that side but we are only on 3.7 acres...the pasture is is only about 2.5 acres...it's pretty small as it is

                                I'm just so frustrated. Like am I not speaking english or are people truly that rude?!
                                I would say that loosing some space for the double fence would be worth it!!!


                                • Continue to document everything. Take it not only to the
                                  home owners assoc. but to the sherrifs dept along with a letter stating
                                  you are not responsible for any injury incurred to theese people on YOUR
                                  property that you have the property posted and have had a few
                                  not so nice encounters with theese people whom think your property
                                  is theirs. I would then find out what the laws are in your area for dogs.
                                  In the county I live in we have a leash law. dogs can run loose on a farm
                                  as long as they are a herding dog and are trainned to herd in the aide
                                  of farmers. they can run loose as long as they are fenced in a yard
                                  other than that they have to be tied or leashed. I had an incident
                                  years ago out riding with my neighbor when we rode past a house
                                  that we had rots as we were riding by the renter of the house was in
                                  the yard his rot ran onto the gravel road and nipped at my horses back
                                  leg the dog was promptly kicked and took off howling the owner
                                  threatned to shoot me off my horse I said to him he had better hope
                                  that dog did not break the skin on my horse and if he did he wouldn't
                                  have to worry about it doing it again cause I will shoot the darn thing
                                  myself, I did not get off to check my horse out at that moment we continued
                                  the mile to my home i checked my horse he was fine. I called our
                                  sherriff and stopped in his office the next morning. I also found out
                                  whom owned the house and called the property owner and politely
                                  explained what had happened and that there are leash laws in our
                                  county and that if it happened again I would not only go after
                                  the renter but also him and that the renter had said to us we had
                                  to call and get permission to ride by his house. I explained to
                                  the property owner that his renter does not OWN the darn road.
                                  we rode by a couple days later and there was a nice new kennel
                                  up with the rot inside never had a problem after that. renters have
                                  since moved. I would just do some homework get your ducks in a row
                                  so to speak wich will give you the fire power you need to move in
                                  the right direction if anything should happen in the future.


                                  • Don't actually do anything to harm the dog, that would be sad no matter how much you hate it. A low cal paintball gun would work fine, trust me.

                                    As for keeping kids out.... take a pice of hotwire, and put it about 3 inches off the ground under a piece of fence they need to crawl under to get to the horses by....
                                    I Am A Iron Tiger (aka Codi)
                                    2004 15.3 Grullo QH Gelding


                                    • Now I want an update on the crappy neighbors. Did the spawn and dog continue to stay away?
                                      Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)


                                      • Originally posted by snowpony View Post
                                        Wow, what a bunch of idiots!! I am sorry you have to deal with such ignorant and stubborn people as neighbors

                                        Can you get a recording of gunshots and play it when kids or dog comes over? Maybe the parents will think you are shooting at them and keep the "expert equestrian" kids and the undisciplined dog home. If they call the police, you have no guns, so how could they have heard gunfire? Must have been hearing things!

                                        Hotwire would be a good investment too.
                                        rig it up like the kid in home alone!!!
                                        "keep the change ya filthy animal"


                                        • Just a heads up that this thread was bumped by a now-deleted spammer.