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post #11 of 19 Old 07-02-2009, 03:43 PM
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Nice one Spyder!
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post #12 of 19 Old 07-05-2009, 12:16 AM
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HAHA spyder, I would have peed my pants laughing to see that!!
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post #13 of 19 Old 07-05-2009, 09:54 AM
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Lol, good one Spyder!

I once read, ages ago, about an old law in PA that states that if someone operating a motor vehicle happens upon horseback riders, the person with the motor vehicle has to stop their engine, disassemble their vehicle and hide the pieces behind the nearest bushes. When the horses have passed, they can rebuild and continue.

My arena is really close to the street, and I live on kinda a main drag. Small town, so everybody who knows me even from the supermarket honks on the way by, whether the horses are out or not. Fortunately, Scout doesn't care one bit. We have semi trucks that fly past (my kingdom for a radar gun. I know they have to be speeding by at least 20 MPH. Limit for our stretch is 55.) with the brake ******er on and make horrible noises. Actually, those scare me more than they scare Scout, lol. Needless to say, we don't ride down our road.

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Scoutrider and JustJumpIt, where did you get your avatars? They are so cute!
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post #15 of 19 Old 07-06-2009, 09:31 AM
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Thanks, LeahKathleen! They're made on Snafflez Horsemaker. Snafflez' HorseMaker: Design and Dress Up your Pony! Eventing, Dressage, Hunter, Jumper, Cross-Country, English

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Thanks! I am excited to make one. Ha ha. I feel 13. -.-
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post #17 of 19 Old 07-07-2009, 04:55 PM
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The road our farm is on is notorious for wreckless drivers. People come over the hill doing about 50km over the limit, and the ditches have scattered booze bottles everywhere.

I had an incident where I was coming back from my aunts (about 1km down the road) and some idiot in a riced out car comes flying by and hucks a beer bottle in our direction. Needless to say if I wasnt calming down a frightened horse I wouldve gotten the idiots license plate number.

Also our one side of the track runs along the fence by the road. I can't even begin to name how many times people have drove by and honked their horns. Even truckers.

My community is also home to many many amish folk. I myself drive a rather obnoxiously loud car, but as a courtesy to them a shift into neutral and pass in the other lane. I have watched people get within inches, yes inches, of buggies than peel off as fast as they can.

Never ceases to amaze me how ******ed some people are.

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So just the other night, my boyfriend and I were out riding on the back roads by my barn, and two teenagers, one in an old truck and one in an old Camero, literally lined up in both lanes and floored their engines, honking and screaming.

Loot bucked and Daisy was freaked out, and Jared got both license plates. He tracked down the truck and stopped the kid, who proceeded to laugh and honk his horn. Jared called the sheriff, and the kid followed us back to the barn, informed us that he was "watching us." Then he sped off laughing.

The sheriff came out and said that if he caught the kids, they'd be arrested for disorderly conduct and a slew of other charges.

The next morning, the mailbox by the barn was bashed in with a baseball bat. Hmm.... who do you think did that?

Anyway, the sheriff is still looking for them.

Sometimes, I hate people.
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Good grief, what utter jerks.

Did this happen over the holiday weekend? In my area, the population nearly triples over holidays and 3 day weekends, and some of the tourists are awful. It never fails, after a holiday our front yard is filled with pop and beer cans. We've had people literally shoving garbage bags out of their cars into our yard (Dad ended up trying to chase them down to get a plate number, but no luck. He and Mom were standing in the front yard and watched these idiots). My sister waitresses, and one of the other gals she works with got stuck on a tip by a group of 6 tourists (who were there for nearly 3 hours) because they thought they deserved free coffee. Those jerks left a really snotty note instead of even a tiny tip.

Sorry, going off topic. I'll quit ranting now.

Sometimes, I hate people, too.

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