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post #1 of 15 Old 02-07-2011, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Fences being torn down RANT

Okay, right now my horse is on rented land, I had to put all new fencing and everything but lately I have noticed something was wrong the fence at the bottem of the hill has been riped apart. At first I thought oh the deer are braking it. Than I though wait the fence is bearly four feet tall, I've seen them clear taller than that without a problem and there is no prints! (the deer graze with my horse, sort of a companion type thing).

Today I was shocked when about 600 feet of fence was toren up including the fence posts, and fourwheeler tracks up the hill where they turned around when they saw the gate had a paddock lock (I have three gates one into the dry lot, one into the pasture from the dry lot and one out of the pasture). How can they not have seen a lime green and neon orange fence!! If they hit it by accident why did they keep going? Now I can't even fix it because the holes are frozen over, meaning I turn out Mooney! The owner of the land doesn't like the wheelers and thought the fence would stop them from coming up. I put signs but they blow off in 80 km/h winds we get off the harbour.

Ah I can't afford this right now I am fixing up a place to bring her this summer, is there anything can we do? I worried Mooney is going to get hurt (she doesn't like the wheelers) she runs flat out and it is slippery out from freezing rain.
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post #2 of 15 Old 02-07-2011, 06:15 PM
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The 4 wheelers are trespassing on the property which is illegal. You might want to inform the proper authorities.
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post #3 of 15 Old 02-07-2011, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Unfortunely around here it is the norm to use the paths up from the CNR, the authorties would look at me like I got a screw or two loose, but I may have to if I think Mooney is going to be in danger, when it is icy, or if I am riding at the top of the hill I don't want to even think of what would happen.
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post #4 of 15 Old 02-07-2011, 07:28 PM
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Ir matters not if the police think you have screws lose but why would you think that? Insist they put the complaint in writing because a conversation can be blown off. Once it's written in the little book it can't be erased or changed without the officer getting in to trouble. As far as the fencing goes, if you have some spare tires stack them and put the post inside. Fill with snow and pack it down, It's a temporary fix but it will hold the post so you can restring the wire.
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post #5 of 15 Old 02-07-2011, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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I might have to find some tires I guess. what I meant about the police is that it is normal around here for the wheelers to go up through whatever path they feel like it I really don't know if I would be taken seriously, and considering they wouldn't be able to find out who was doing it, everyone has a wheeler here, me included. Your right though they may not take it seriously but they can't ignor it, it has gotten to the point that it is dangerous.
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post #6 of 15 Old 02-13-2011, 06:50 PM
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If they are tearing down your fence and endangering your animals, the police have to make note of the complaint. Unfortunately there won't be much they can do unless they catch someone on the property, but it is the first step and you need to do it. And you really need to put up no trespassing signs. I know you said they blow down, but there has to be a different way you can post them so they would stay up. I would also absolutely FILL the path with brush, logs, anything else you can find that will prevent them from driving right up the same path again. I wish you luck.

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post #7 of 15 Old 02-13-2011, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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We're put the posts back up with the idea of tires, but it is temporary. we have contacted the police and they said they can't do anything but if we can find out who? We're put up more trespassing signs unfortunely some kid blacked the onces one the tracks but there are more farther up the path that haven't been touched. Are luck though someone has already laid down the posts and drove over..... Next we're moving the dead logs from the lower field (Mooney isn't in it, but someone cut and left all the trees) and putting them in the path. The only good thing is I am only going to have to deal with it in the winter, in the summer she moves to another paddock away from the CNR. Hurry up summer!!
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post #8 of 15 Old 02-17-2011, 12:07 AM
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Puttng some thick high voltage wires across the path those suckers wont come back.

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post #9 of 15 Old 02-17-2011, 04:31 PM
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Sorry to hear that :( It happened to me last weekend, i keep my horses at home and luckly on the night the robbing t**ts came i had my two in the stable, but they took 54 fence posts in total and completly wrecked all my other fencing which now means im trying to claim off insurance and my poor lil guys dont have a run. Its so frustrating and I dont understand why these idiots dont get a job and buy their own fencing instead of taking/ruining somebody elses. Hope it all gets sorted :)
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post #10 of 15 Old 02-17-2011, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry to here what happened to you Nina, at least they didn't ruin my winter paddock! It is smaller but at least Mooney doesn't have to be in a stall. I can't believe people either it seems like some need to ruin what other people got. I have another post about moving hopefully this fall, pending on how the work goes. And I can't wait to get away from the people that tear up fences, throw rocks at my horse (they have been dealt with very quickly), feeding her treats (she was sick for a week and they still do it!). I've put up with it but I am glad she'll be at home, plus my new neighbors to be are excited as ever (mind you I am closely related) to have a horse and pony moving in.
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