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post #21 of 112 Old 05-05-2009, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Spastic. I admit I was wrong to take the other off I was just upset and thought she would have been home. I won't do it again of course, unless there is another issue with one of them being stuck or in danger.

I did a good job of making myself look like I would though LOL. I am just really against leaving them on. But, I'm going to try to find an oppertunity to talk to her and see if we can come to some sort of comon ground. I don't like to be fighting with them, and this may be a good time to just address all of our issues. At least then we will both know where we stand with eachother.

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post #22 of 112 Old 05-05-2009, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Montana does have an open range law, meaning you are responsible to fence out anything you don't want trespassing. However, it does NOT apply to studs. You can call your local brand inspector for clarification. Owners are required to keep stallions contained in Montana.

Good to know Juniper. I will do that. Thank you. I'm not angry that they have a stud colt next to my place, I just don't have faith in their horsmanship abilities because they never have had any and they don't seem to care that their dog chases mine from time to time etc.... Like I said I need to find an oppertunity to talk with these folks so I can see what I need to do to keep my horse safe : )

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post #23 of 112 Old 05-05-2009, 02:13 PM
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You haven't seen any bring them hay? Please don't tell me you watch these people 24/7 and know every move made on the place.
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post #24 of 112 Old 05-05-2009, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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You haven't seen any bring them hay? Please don't tell me you watch these people 24/7 and know every move made on the place.
Give me a break!!!! They live at the end of my road, only one way in and one way out past my house and I have been home for the last 3 days working.

Didn't I just say that I'm really not one of "those' neighbors? You're just trying to make me out as a psycho Country and it is not appriciated. This whole thing was just a vent of my frustrations. I cannot feed or work my horses without seeing their whole place I am not sneeking around the back of my barn to check stuff out LOL.

Are you my neighbor???

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post #25 of 112 Old 05-05-2009, 03:03 PM
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I have to say, I would have taken the halter off too. That is NOT ok it being caught in the fence. I don't think I would have taken the halter off the other one but in that case maybe it was ok. I've looked after a herd of horses by my place for their owner for 6 years (all voluntarily) and occasionally the owner has left some halters on the ones that have been hard to catch. Never lead ropes of course though! One horse did get its head caught and I took it straight off and any horses the owner brings here I get the halters off immediately, and only use them when I'm right there. The owner doesn't even know half the time if I've taken them off or not, but its ok because I've gotten to know her real well and she lets me do whatever I feel is best for them in those kind of circumstances. Usually she doesn't have halters on them anyways - just on the ones that are harder to catch.

But since your neighbor is obviously angry I would just talk to her and let her know you were very concerned about the horses and you could not just leave the one horse there in the wire. See if she wants you to maybe help getting them tamer so she can catch them without having a halter on all the time. The horses I work with are often a bit wild when they come but I train them for their owner and get them to be easily handled.
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post #26 of 112 Old 05-05-2009, 03:07 PM
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Make friends with Animal Control. Check your local laws for the keeping of Stallions, and if anything happens, threaten with legal action. Our idiot neighbor's stud broke through our fence and tried to get with a customer's mare and foal (mare would have killed him but that is besides the point), and after calling Animal Control and having him explain the threat of suing and other legal actions, she learned that point real quick. Didn't learn much else, but she learned that.

The next time you see the horse tangled in the fence, tied, hung from a tree, loose on the road or when the enevitable halter sores form, call Animal Control and let them deal with it. Cuss an official, how 'bout cha? Cussing a neighbor is one thing, but she won't be able to ignore a man who can cite you. Or call the owner and tell them if that horse damages YOUR fence, you have pictures(might want to take some pictures if you can) and they are going to have to pay for any damage that horse causes.

Or if you HAVE to do something, say the horse has caught the halter on your fence again and you feel compelled to help, cut the dang halter and make it look like it broke. Or take it off and leave it where it was. If you feel the need to meddle and take the halters off the standing horses not tangled, take them off and drop them in the field. Make it look like the horse did it himself. I had to "help" one of our neighbor's horses who's blanket was all torn up, and pretty much tangled in his legs(a passerby stopped and asked me to go look, else I would not have). I took it off, and left it where it fell. And DON'T let them see you.

I personally don't think you should care much for the neighbor's horses, unless it is your property that is being damaged(sounded like the fence could have been in peril), then let them make their own mistakes. You can't train these people, because they obviously don't want to be trained. And you have already made yourself out as the bad guy, so LET THEM FALL. I wouldn't care less if our neighbors came and shot all their horses where they stood, just so long as the noise didn't upset our mares. Their property, their horses, their business.

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post #27 of 112 Old 05-05-2009, 03:43 PM
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I'm not the jerk here.......
I was not saying you are at all. All I was trying to say is unfortunately with people like your neighbor (as it sounds) you need to do more then you can to keep them happy. I had similar experience and it was just not fun. Yes, I personally would be thankful if someone free my horse in such situation (although I don't keep halters on my horses either), but I'm not your neighbor either.

Well, may be you can just help them to catch the horse and the conflict will be over. Moreover complaining to the local authorities may be the better way to go than just deal with it by yourself.
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post #28 of 112 Old 05-05-2009, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Equus, Lady and Kitten. Like I said I will find the next oppertunity to have a little chat with her and if she still feels like I'm the idiot, the next time anything happens I will just take it up with the authorities. I didn't mean for this post to get so heated LOL. Thank you all for letting me vent though : )

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No i'm not your neighbor and have no idea why you would ask? You stated you haven't seen anyone bring them hay unless you watch them 24/7 how would you know?
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post #30 of 112 Old 05-05-2009, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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No i'm not your neighbor and have no idea why you would ask? You stated you haven't seen anyone bring them hay unless you watch them 24/7 how would you know?

I beleive I have already addressed that question. One road (my road litterally) one way in and out. I have been home and working from sun up to sundown I would notice a truck load of hay. I do not watch anyone 24/7.

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