How many times have I asked them to PLEASE not shoot their freaking little guns at their stupid little targets NEXT to the road or RIGHT NEXT to my horse? I am on MY property and/or public property?!
Now when gun season is in, I truly respect their actions. They have their hobby as I have mine. But when the seasons out, and I am enjoying my time, ITS MY TIME. I give up trails so as to not get shot and scare your precious little critters away. And when you KNOW that my horses have problems with your gun blasting a target right next to them you should give me that same respect, right?!
Have 3 neighbors that have on a consistent basis made it a "fun" thing to shoot their guns right as I am walking by. I make my presence known, give a little wave, and even today provided a little reminder for their thick skulls by pointing at my horse as they stared in my direction. But what do they do? As my mares hindquarters barely make it past their shoulders "BAAAAM!"
I sincerely appreciate your "jokes" as my and my "stupid horse" transition to a bareback canter from a simple walk on the slippery pavement next to MY house. Boy was that a blast, and good job missing your target you great white hunter you.
And then maybe 10 mins later, ANOTHER a-hole decides to push the 25 mph speed limit to about 50 as he comes around the curb almost hitting me, my horse, and my dog. GOOD FOR YOU JERK. And let me just say I was on the side of the road. Yep, I have a PhD in tire slicing.
BTW THESE PEOPLE ALL HAVE HORSES TOO!