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post #11 of 23 Old 12-30-2011, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by waresbear View Post
Well not exactly what you are looking for, I too wanted the district to put up a sign like that for me (would just be for looks, I live on a lonely dead end road, 5 cars all year go by, lol) but you could purchase one...
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thanks Waresbear! that's a good idea!
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post #12 of 23 Old 12-30-2011, 10:40 PM
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ahahah you guys are so funny. you know next time i am DEFINITELY charging them down, that's a great idea.
thanks guys for providing comic relief for my ranting ahah
if you want to have the perfect horse for charging someone down... i can let you borrow my denny boy... he has a charging spike and would run them down even if you werent riding him lol

but seriously be careful, stray bullets plus scared horse can be dangerous and i would actually call the police to see if there is any legal action you can take. and if all else fails you can always sue i suppose if you get hurt from there actions :/ possibilities ...evil laugh hehehe
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post #13 of 23 Old 12-31-2011, 01:02 PM
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You can't fix stupid.
This. Says. It. All.

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post #14 of 23 Old 12-31-2011, 01:13 PM
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Is it legal for them to discharge a firearm in their backyard?
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post #15 of 23 Old 12-31-2011, 04:10 PM
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I've got that same problem with my neighbors. Except they shoot everything that moves, no matter what season it is. I've found shotgun casings in our pasture more than once. I've thought about reporting it, but I don't want any bad blood with these people. They're out of their minds.

Tire slashing sounds like a good idea in your situation. People are pigs.
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post #16 of 23 Old 12-31-2011, 04:31 PM
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Is it legal for them to discharge a firearm in their backyard?
Tiny, while it may not strictly be "legal" per say, in most rural areas of the US, those types of laws are not enforced unless the shooter is truly putting someone in shooting toward town or toward a busy highway without a proper berm behind their target, etc.

Unfortunately, OP, there is likely not much you can do. If they are shooting on their own property and they are not at risk of actually shooting anyone (like the reasons I mentioned above), then the most you can do is report it to law enforcement and watch nothing happen except maybe the cops might talk to them.

As for the speeding around your horses, you can do the same and report it to the cops. If they have anyone with time to spare, they may have an officer drive the road occasionally to check for speeders, but the odds that they would catch the neighbors speeding or driving recklessly are rather slim.

IMHO, your best bet for any kind of solution would be to go to their house, ask to speak to them, and then state your position in a mature and well thought out manner. Try to work with them to see if you can come to some kind of agreement.

If they don't have any interest in trying to be reasonable and work with you, then the best thing you can do is watch out for yourself, avoid them at all costs, and simply try not to put yourself in a situation where you have to ride your horse when they are driving or outside messing around.
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post #17 of 23 Old 12-31-2011, 05:00 PM
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I figured as much. The thing us, unless you fire into a dirt bank, the bullet can travel quit a distance and pose a danger.

Makes you wonder about when people fire straight up into the air when they are "celebrating". What happens when that bullet comes back to earth. it's falling from quite a distance and terminal velocity (while I don't know the exact speed) is pretty darn fast. I don't think I'd want to be under that bullet when it came back to earth.
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post #18 of 23 Old 12-31-2011, 05:13 PM
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I agree with you not to smart

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post #19 of 23 Old 01-01-2012, 12:42 PM
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Our neighbor "witch" does know the law, and has stated on more than one occasion that she plain does not care - she's been a menace since we've lived there - and we moved there in 1984. The law requires that a driver exercise due caution when around horses, including moving over as far as is reasonably safe and slowing down. She does neither. Putting a livestock sign up may remind others to watch out for us - and they would. But it would infuriate her as much as it did when the county put up the 35 mile/hour speed limit signs. She has LOTS of speeding tickets, and she still doesn't care.

Her hubby is well aware that if she should cause some sort of accident with the horses, they will be looking at a major lawsuit. We weren't unreasonable when we advised him of it, and he said he didn't blame us. Somehow I keep getting the impression that there is a divorce in the fairly near future. While I hate to see any marriage break up - or at least need to, I can say that I will NOT miss her!

She got our new neighbor the other day. He was riding his GORGEOUS andalusian stally out on the side of the road - not really in the road, but on the right of way area. Guess she didn't realize it wasn't one of us, but she swerved her car toward him, causing the rear end to throw gravel at the horse. The horse, who hadn't been ridden in quite a while, spooked and ran into a barbed wire fence. Both horse and rider wound up tangled in the wire. We finally heard him hollering for help. Took two of us nearly 20 minutes and wire cutters to untangle them. Fortunately, although there was some rather nasty looking scratches, there were no serious cuts. The horse stood like a trooper and didn't struggle, or they could both have wound up with their throats cut!

The guy who owns the property saw us and came to repair the fence before his cattle got out. He was really mad. Given that he is good friends with the witch's hubby, and the fact that he headed straight there when he finished fixing the fence, I rather imagine there was quite a bit of drama in that house that night.
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post #20 of 23 Old 01-01-2012, 01:49 PM
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Sounds to me like she is a spoiled brat
and does not care what happens to others and their

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