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        04-03-2014, 10:55 PM
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    Nothing more to give past what everyone else has said, but subbing to see how it turns out.
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        04-03-2014, 11:05 PM
    That is beyond creepy.

    I would not want to advertise to creepy freaks that my grandmother was alone all day. Unless grandmother has a couple of stout rotties by her side.

    Maybe call the police and let them know these people have come on your property uninvited, and that your grandmother is home alone all day. They may make regular patrols by y'all's place. A cruiser riding by now and again my keep the freaks at bay.
        04-04-2014, 12:52 AM
    I don't think the OP needs to "expect" anything from the police at this point in time/hopefully at all, but that said I think it's worth bringing up (and some places are more lax than others)
    Geez!!! I didn't say not to do it, I was just offering my opinion also, isn't that the whole point of belonging to a forum like this. A contradictory opinion shouldn't be a perceived insult.

    To quote you again "Doesn't make sense.. Nothing to get offended about there."
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        04-04-2014, 12:59 AM
    Originally Posted by Roux    
    Geez!!! I didn't say not to do it, I was just offering my opinion also, isn't that the whole point of belonging to a forum like this. A contradictory opinion shouldn't be a perceived insult.

    To quote you again "Doesn't make sense.. Nothing to get offended about there."
    Not sure where the "Geez!!" comes in?

    I was simply responding to what you said.. You never said not to do it just that in your area it may not be worth it, and I agreed and said even so it would be worth doing anyways just because..
    Nothing argumentative there? I completely agree with you..?
    Even if we disagreed, yes your opinion is obviously welcome and there's no reason to think otherwise.

    So NOT a contradictory opinion and NOT a perceived insult and I don't feel I acted as if it was, quite honestly surprised by your post.

    And are you really quoting me off some other thread? I don't even remember what that was from, nor that it was you I was speaking with there. I'm sorry if I've ruffled your feathers so much that you're pulling that up, but as I said, didn't even know it was you.

    I'm just responding to the thread... sorry it had to go off topic.
        04-04-2014, 03:21 AM
    I'd be locking the gates and putting in cameras too. The guy sounds weird.
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        04-04-2014, 07:57 AM
    I agree with not advertising that granny is home alone……that will not be perceived as much of a threat, and leaves your grandmother vulnerable. I also agree that padlocking stalls can be a safety issue, but on a gate of a pasture? May not be much of a deterrent, depending on your fencing, but may slow them down a bit should they try something. I would mention to the police based on an elderly person being there all day and these folks are definitely creepy. I would also post No trespassing signs, along with signs that "this property is under video surveillance"…even if it isn't. But-there are cameras that are pretty reasonable these days. THere are also driveway alarms. My BO has them is a birdhouse on her driveway, and it just rings in the house if someone comes up the drive. I would not go out of my way to talk to these folks-but if they show up again, they would meet face to face with me and my friends-Smith and Wesson. Noone shows up with a trailer for a joke. That was an effort right there to steal your horse, IMO.
        04-04-2014, 02:49 PM
    Agree with Frankinbeans
    That guy was going to steal your horse, but, your mom was there.
    Don't tell them about granny as she could get targeted. If he was that bold to come with the trailer there is no telling what he may try next.
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        04-04-2014, 03:02 PM
    This is what I would do if I thought a group of people were trying to grift me out of my horse. (Them trying to get your mom to put the horse in the trailer would be theft by deception.)
    First, I would call the police.
    Second, I would get the address or plot number of the pasture the guy rents, and go online to the county real estate tax assessor. Often you can look up by address the owner. I would find his phone number and call him right away.
    Third, I would put no trespassing signs all over the property. And take photos of those signs and put what happened in writing to the local District Attorney or Police captain.
    Fourth, get license plates of all cars involved. If you can't remember them right away, or don't have a pen, make it a game. AKA 1500 is "Al Knocked Alison 15 times in 00." So you can use the first letters and numbers to stand for a word. With a little practise it gets easy and you'd be surprised at how much you and for how long you can remember the plates.
    Fifth don't mention your granny again.
    Sixth get cameras up your drive and anywhere there is road frontage. If you want to get a CCTV set up, go to hackaday dot com and look there.
    Seventh make sure they know they should not return to your farm.
    That's the hardest one. It's likely to start a fight, but they seem like trouble anyway.
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        04-04-2014, 08:29 PM
    Trail cameras that deer hunters use are fairly cheep & easy to install
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        04-04-2014, 08:33 PM
    Hey guys, I think you're getting the wrong impression about my grandmother. She's not old and feeble. She's just as capable of an adult as myself or my mom. She's worked from home for years and doesn't drive solely because she came to the US as an adult, never having learned to drive, and managed to avoid learning. She doesn't have any health problems or any issues getting around. She hasn't even slowed down. She actually scares some people because she's a strong German woman with a sharp attitude. My grandfather works the farm, and is home with her most days (just not always in the house with her) as he's out and about on the farm and takes 5-mile power walks around the neighborhood to stay fit. My grandmother is also not dumb enough to leave the house unlocked when she's by herself, or try to confront a stranger. She would simply take down his tags and call the cops from the safety of the house.

    Perhaps I will just mention that "someone" is home at all times, since the word "grandmother" brings about images of a feeble old lady. ;)

    Oddly, no one has seen this man at all since Tuesday. He has not been seen with his horse, walking around the neighborhood nor hand grazing on the hill.

    We have been locking all of the barn doors except one at night, and he would have to rattle some chains and poke around a bit to figure out which one is unlocked. Unfortunately there is no way we can lock them all because of the way the barn is built. They have to be locked from the inside. And I hid Ursula's halter. It's the only one in the barn that fits her, so that should at least slow him down. We also left the outside flood lights on. We are thinking of posting some surveillance camera signs just to scare anyone away.

    Sadly, my mom doesn't seem all that concerned. She says he's weird but doesn't think he has ill intentions. I don't know what gives her that impression because I wasn't there on Tuesday to witness the events. I will keep trying to convince her to take it more seriously and submit a statement. She should at least take down his plate numbers if she sees his truck or trailer again.

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