Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
I guess you have never had to be the person trying to park all the trucks and trailers at a horse show, not knowing how many people are going to show up?
It isn't an easy job.
Too much space left between the trailers, and you lose out on getting another vehicle in. Too little, and people complain because the person is too close.
As far as I know, most trailers have tie rings on both sides of the trailer. Yes, it might be a slight inconvienance, but much better then having a horse poop on your neighbours hood, or having them damage their vehicle/trailer. Hopefully, your friend has insurance to cover that, and is lucky her horse didn't kick the truck/trailer.
Did you two even bother to politely ask the owners if they could move over a few feet? It is very possible that they didn't realize that they were too close. Not everyone ties their horses to a trailer, and since the horse in question wasn't there, they could have assumed that you guys didn't.
There would have been hot words if I ever came back to my vehicle to find poop on the hood. That's downright rude and uncalled for.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus