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post #1 of 10 Old 09-05-2011, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Grrr people parking to close to your trailer at shows.

We were at a show and some guy parked right next to my friends trailer where she ties her horse up!!. When she came back, you guessed it she tied her horse right there! A little lator her horse pooped right on his hood...We were out of there after that, That will teach him next time. Anyone else had people park close to you also at a show.
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-05-2011, 02:17 PM
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ahaha. I'm a little rude to people like that at shows. I have no problem telling someone that they are way to close to us and asking them to move. If they don't move, I try my best to inconvenience them anyway possible by putting ALL of my stuff (including my horses) inbetween our two trailers.

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we put pylons about 15 ft out from our tailer when we tie our horses, although our horses are nenver left alone when tied at shows

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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.

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There are a few shows around here that require you to rent a stall, no horses are allowed to be tied to trailers!
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if the hood was by the trailer it leads me to believe it was a car not a truck trailer combo, people that don't have trailers probably don't have a clue, people that organize rides should though, I can't see how hard it can be for the above aqttendant to have a set number of feet spacing, it isnt that complicated, tie a horse to a trailer and measure, ad a couple feet.
In my area it wouldnt matter if the horse kicks or craps on your car you can have all the hot words you want I'd tell you to bugger off.
Equine liability laws say if you go into an area known to have horses and you get kicked, or fall on your head, or get your car kicked or pooped on it's your problem. Don't like it ? Stay away from horses.
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I drive a car.
If I am meeting a friend at a show to help her I will park in the field with the trailers.
So a car being there does not mean the driver of car is totally clueless to how horse shows work, etc.

I agree with Velvet on this.

If the car was in your way politely ask them to move. If they do not move then yes, you have a right to be upset. People can not guess where you plan to tie your horse. When they pull up if there is no horse there they probably assume there will be no horse there.
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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.
I agree, I'd be pretty angry if I found manure on my hood. Though I have to slightly disagree with the tie rings on both sides of the trailer. Sometimes that isn't an option and you need use of both sides, especially when you haul several horses and/or stallions.

There have been many a show I've went to where they had to pack the rigs in like sardines. While it's not ideal, I always look at it like this...The more people that are there, the more payback money to potentially go in my pocket.

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if the hood was by the trailer it leads me to believe it was a car not a truck trailer combo, people that don't have trailers probably don't have a clue, people that organize rides should though, I can't see how hard it can be for the above aqttendant to have a set number of feet spacing, it isnt that complicated, tie a horse to a trailer and measure, ad a couple feet.
Because not everyone has the same skill set for backing up a trailer. Not everyone is going to be comfortable backing up close to someone, while others can park oversized trailers with ease, and are very accurate.

Its pretty darn hard to be parking multiple truck and trailers at one time, by the way. Especially when they have all arrived, one after the other. Not to mention that some shows park larger trailers seperately from small trailers, so a parking attendant cannot be two places at once.


I've been that parking attendant for a hunter pace and show. Trying to make sure that everyone parks close enough, yet far enough apart IS a challenge. Of course, there were no stalls available for this show, and everyone had to tie to trailers.

Just because it was a car does not mean the person was clueless, by the way, and that is quite an assumption...and you being the assuming person, well you know what that means...


MHF--that is also true that some people do use both sides of the trailer, and you are definitely correct about the more people there, the more money you can potentially get back (for some shows).

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