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post #1 of 8 Old 09-03-2009, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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IDIOT neighbor

I really am starting to dislike the neighbor that lives down at the end of my road. His freaking horses get out ALL THE TIME!!! This morning at 1 am my neighbor across the street comes knocking on my door that there are 2 horses in his backyard and he was checking if they where mine. So i trudge over there in my slippers and sure enough neither of them was my horse. Now it does not bother me one bit that the guy across the street came over I'm glad he did at least i could check if they where mine what ticks me off is what happened next.
Anyway I go to get a few lead ropes and try and once again catch this other guys horses (this will be the 5th time I have had to do this since I moved to this house) Anyway both the horses take off down the road towards where they live. I go in the house to get coffee. I hear a truck tearing up and down my driveway so I go out to check it out. The horse is running around my pasture with my old mare jogging along in the pasture trying to keep up. The idiot is CHASING the horse with his truck!!!! He tells me that it is my old mares fault that he cant catch him because she is in heat and he is showing off. First off this mare is 33 years old and does not go into heat anymore (thank GOD she is a bear to deal with) and even if she was she is in her pasture and not the one that is running loose. So I try to help him catch his horse. 1 hour later he is still running loose. It is getting close to time for me to go to work so i decide that i might as well feed my horses, since he is bitching that they are getting in the way of him catching his!!! So I start to feed this guy has the nerve to tell me that I need to stop taking care of my guys and help him catch his uncatchable horse!!!!!!!!!!
Well i get all my horses in their pens and feed so that they are no longer "interferring" with him catching his horse. And we try to "trap" his horse in between my pool fence and the pasture (there is a large area to walk through not small) so I FINALLY get his horse to let me start touching him and this guy comes up behind me and scares him off and the horse preceeds to RUN RIGHT OVER ME. I get up and tell him that I am done he can catch this guy on his own. This horse stepped on both my feet and knocked me over and stepped on my bad knee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This guy was so rude to me and my horses that I doubt I will ever help catch his horses again. Telling me that my horses where being brats and even trying to go as far as smacking my one horse cause she squealed at his horse. Good ol fancy came darn close to bitting him (she is not fond of strange men)

sorry for the novel but I just had to get that out.
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-03-2009, 04:25 PM
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I knew someone who was killed because she hit a horse while driving home from work at like 2AM. The horse owners were moving the horses from one field to the other across the road (why you would do that at 2AM, I'll never know). The family of the woman killed was able to sue. They settled out of court but I don't know how much they were given, etc. Would it maybe help to explain to this man that he could be liable if someone were injured or killed as a result of his horses being lose?

I explained that to someone who was letting their large dog wander in the road all of the time - they hadn't been concerned enough about the dog to keep her up for her sake, but the minute they heard they could be sued, the dog was never in the road again.

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-03-2009, 10:36 PM
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We had a neighbor (well, he wasn't really a neighbor - he lived in Oklahoma City, but he had leased a property near us to run cattle on) who's cattle kept getting out. We really didn't know who owned the cattle at that time, but after they had been running loose for about five days (and trampling another neighbor's entire field of haygrazer) I ran them into our pasture. I also called the sheriff - didn't want anyone to think I had stolen the cattle.

The deputy that came out couldn't figure out who's cattle they were - we didn't know where they came from or anything - couldn't back track because it had been raining. The cattle tore up the chain link fencing around my yard and trampled my new strawberry bed. One morning while the deputy was at my place having a cup of coffee, the owner finally shows up - by then the cattle had been loose for nearly two weeks! He was pissed because I had his cattle. Deputy told him he was going to have to pay me damages and board, and make it right with the neighbor with the trampled hay crop before he could have his cattle back. I was willing to let him have the cattle back for no cash if he would let me have a pretty little heifer I had my eye on, but no deal. Deputy made him cough up $500 for my trouble. I don't know how much he had to pay to the other neighbor, but I know it wasn't cheap. Deputy pointed out to the city guy that it was a lot cheaper than what would have happened if someone had been injured by his crazy bull or killed when they hit one of them.

The cattle got out several times after that - and tended to make a beeline to my place. After about a half a dozen times, the deputy told the city guy if the cattle got out again, he was going to charge him with neglect. I never saw the cattle after that.

I guess that yahoo just wanted to say he was a cowboy, but you can't run cattle from a remote location and not check on them but once a month!

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post #4 of 8 Old 09-04-2009, 12:41 AM
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We have cattle that used to get out all the time from the farm next to us. We'd wake up and have 15-20 cattle in our yard, some days it was sheep or goats. Anyway, we put up a fence so they don't come in our yard but since then they've build a development across the street from us and directly across from the farm. We've seen the cops out at stupid hours of the night because the cattle were rummaging through the development across the street LOL.

Your neighbor sounds like an ass. If his horses got out again I would just call the sheriff and leave it at that. I wouldn't bother even pretending to want to help him out ESPECIALLY if he tried to hit one of your horses.
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post #5 of 8 Old 09-04-2009, 03:56 AM
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I agree with Lucara. Next time the horse is out call the sheriff. It doesn't sound like the neighbor is responsible enough to get the right kind of enclosure for his horses. They're disturbing you and I'm pretty sure chasing a horse on your property in his truck counts as trespassing if you want to push that. I'm sorry you're neighbor is such an ass.

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post #6 of 8 Old 09-05-2009, 07:44 PM
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Definitely call the cops. Those horses aren't your responsibility - If that guy can't contain them, then maybe he just shouldn't have them. Ignore the fact that the horses are there next time - And if says anything, call the cops. Tell them he's trespassing on your property.
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-05-2009, 08:48 PM
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wow!people have some nerve to walk onto your property! if i read correctly he tried or did hit your horse??? i do not understand why people have to be jerks all the time and be so stupid and rude!!! i am sorry as well that you have crappy neighbors.
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-06-2009, 11:31 PM
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O wow, i would be very mad to, that is ridiculous!! you are trying to help him, yet he is blaming everything on you!!!! People are just ridiculous.

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