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post #1 of 45 Old 06-14-2012, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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i think kids have been riding my horse when im not home. how can i catch them

I live up a holler and theres 3 little girls that use to annoying the crap outta me, they kinda stopped after a boxer, who didnt have a mean bone in his body, bit one of them. There parents are on drugs and just let them run around anywhere and there between the ages of 6 and 10. I have went to the barn 4 times to see what looks like somone has rode her bareback because her hair is all pushed up where you would sit. I always brush her after a ride so it shouldnt look like that.
I have my horses at my house so it would be easy for them when nobodys here. They could get hurt! And not only that I just don't want them riding her.
The reason I think its them is becauuse they have seen me ride her everywhere and always come up yelling to pet and ride her. So how could I catch them in the act?
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post #2 of 45 Old 06-14-2012, 07:15 PM
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Somewhere I read about sprinkling Kool-Aid powder over a horse's back and brushing the powder down into the hair. Then, I guess if someone rides the horse, and it sweats up at all, EVERYTHING that has touched the horse will get stained (in this case, horse+little girls).

PLEASE try this and report back. I almost wish I suspected someone of riding my horse without my permission because I think this would be so hilarious to do!

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Somewhere I read about sprinkling Kool-Aid powder over a horse's back and brushing the powder down into the hair. Then, I guess if someone rides the horse, and it sweats up at all, EVERYTHING that has touched the horse will get stained (in this case, horse+little girls).
OMG that does sound hilarious!! PLEASE let us know if you try it and it works and definitely get pictures!! That is priceless, now I wish I had someone to bust too! It's a long wait until april fools day!
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that would be funny. Maybe if you talked to the poor kids and let them come over only while you are home, help with chores etc, and teach them about horses, they would act nicer. Not the poor heathen childrens fault thier parents are druggies.. also, if the parents are that bad, call social services on them
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Is it possible to make them think you left and catch them in the act with a camera? Or have somebody else do it, if you can't? Have you ever spoken to them about property boundaries? They're young, so it might just take you setting the boundaries- their parents probably aren't going to teach them these things and as this is effecting you, the responsibility has (unfairly) fallen on your shoulders. I'm in a very similar situation with the neighbor kids, who are rather neglected and have no idea what (ehem- property line) boundaries are. They used to show up at our back door randomly in the morning on the weekends and knock for an hour... my room is right next to the door, and frankly I want to sleep in on the weekends, so after a while of this I got up, opened the door, and told them if they didn't call first, they couldn't come over, and if they bothered me again, they would never come over again anyway. Period. They wouldn't come over again for a week, they told my little sister that they were too scared of me. I didn't even raise my voice, talk about looking scary when you wake up... LOL.
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that would be funny. Maybe if you talked to the poor kids and let them come over only while you are home, help with chores etc, and teach them about horses, they would act nicer. Good idea, if they respect the boundaries. Not the poor heathen children's fault their parents are druggies.. also, if the parents are that bad, call social services on them What they said!
I would love to know if the Kool Aid thing works though

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O ,, if the Kool Aid stains the Kids how do you get the stains out of the horse ?
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Use red kool aid... if you go the kool aid route... lol. (joking).

Hope you get it straightened out!
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Hi,
In the past we have had neighbor hood kids walk around the pasture and toss rocks at our horses so I sort of understand where you are coming from. I think the best thing to do is catch them in the act or get evidence. You can then speak to parents and possibly law enforcement. If they are on your property sans permission they are trespassing. Which can impact your liability if one of them gets hurt. I would also hang up one of those equine liability law signs in your barn.
I would get a critter cam or borrow a critter cam. Its basically a camera that is triggered when something moves past it. I would set that up for about a week in the barn where the horse is visible and see what images it snaps. You could also try a web cam but that would depend on your barn situation. A webcam would not necessarily save images would would be difficult to fix or prove to the kids. Which is why a critter cam might be better.
The other thing is a strong electric fence. If they get sapped it might work. Kool aid may work; however, they may not be getting the horse sweaty enough to stain. In addition, kool aid is going to dye your horses hair and it won't wash out. So, if you show, or its a white horse that might cause problems.
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O ,, if the Kool Aid stains the Kids how do you get the stains out of the horse ?
Kool Aid washes out after a few washes so I assume the horse will have a weird spot for a few weeks but nothing that a few good baths/shedding season (fall or spring) won't solve. I might not use "grape" on a gray but yknow. Hahaha
And, since you only put the Kool Aid where the saddle/rider would go, there's no worries about showing - unless the horse is being shown in hand...

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