What kind of horse eating things do you have around your riding spaces?
I board and ride at a barn that has a neighborhood built around it. Two sides of the arena are literally somebody's backyard fence. The fences are all wooden privacy fences except one which is a normal half size wire fence that is overgrown with plants and stuff but you can see everything in this backyard. These are the most active people with so much stuff in their backyard it is unbelievable
There is: A pet pig
(pink potbellied porker, about a year old) A covered shelter
right next to the fence with a boat and a bunch of other stuff stored underneath including this huge umbrella that goes with the boat.
For a while there was a pink tent
set up in the yard. A huge blue blowup pool
(floating balls and water toys included) during the summer and for Christmas they got a trampoline
with a flapping bright blue cover for the springs which goes crazy in the wind and yes I have been riding when the people come out to jump and scream on the thing. Automatic sprinklers
which my horse and I were fortunate enough to discover for the first time when one of them popped up and started spraying water when we were right by the fence! Scared my horse sideways. A wooden play fort and swing set
, also right next to the fence. One day one of the residents decided to take the swings and flip them over the top while we were going by - yeah....
All of this is worse in the wind and the people have no horse sense when they are out working when we are out riding! They just don't think about it. My gelding works pretty well most of the time but he definitely has his moments when I ask him to be brave going down that side of the arena, especially when the pig is out. Can't really blame him. Good practice for shows? lol