Yesterday a neighbor came to my home to complain about my 11year old neice and a friend who rode with her. Her complaint was that they were riding on her yard. She had someone with her and I have to admit before it was over I lost my temper.
First she started off with they rode today on her yard. My niece hasn't been out on a ride for a week. I knew it was kind of going to be a argument since she blatantly was lying. She had put up some signs last week about keep horses off her yard, and I think because no one has taken a horse out for the past week, except to ride on our property she was peeved that her sign wasn't getting the response she wanted.
We ride on the rightaway or road easement bascially from the ditch to the road, which the county/state owns. If I notice that someone really puts the time in on their yard/ditch area I just avoid it, but my niece is only 11 and I don't think she should take chances and prefer her to ride on the grassy areas.
In Kentucky the only laws that I have found are you can't ride on a levee or horserace on a road, and you can't ride on a interstate.
I lost my temper when I asked her where should she ride and she said on the road. I had this thought run through my mind of how selfish can a person be about dirt and grass that they would want a 11yr old riding down the road. I then told her to get off my property, why was she walking on my property. She said its the only way she could get to my house to talk to me. I responded with, exactly don't you realise how stupid you sound, when you take the liberty of opening my gate and coming up to my house, and your worried about a once in awhile, 11yr old riding on some dirt and grass alongside a public road.
I don't know about people these days, they don't want kids riding skate boards and other stuff and then they wonder why kids wander around with nothing to do and some start getting into trouble because they are bored.