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post #1 of 13 Old 05-20-2009, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Someone Messing With Blu?!?!

Someone has been feeding Blu for a few days now. My cousin drove buy and saw someone there and I guess he chewed them out. Well, the other day we went to feed and he was OUTSIDE his pen! There is a bolt snap on the gate so he can't open it himself. There was also a section of hay separated from the stack. I was ticked!! Plus, when I went to catch him he spooked and ran away. Someone has been messing with him and its getting on my last nerve...

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-21-2009, 07:24 AM
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I would notify the local law enforcement and let them know that there are people letting your horse out and chasing him. If that doesn't work, you could always hide out in the pasture and wait for them to show up then confront them. :) I would do whatever possible to nip that in the butt because that could develop quickly into a real problem.

You might want to consider getting a padlock to put on the gate too.

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post #3 of 13 Old 05-21-2009, 12:26 PM
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If he's on your property, you might want to see about possibly renting a security camera for a couple of days. Shouldn't be difficult to put up if you have electricity in your barn. That way you can catch them on video and prosecute them for trespassing and possible animal abuse.
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post #4 of 13 Old 05-21-2009, 12:49 PM
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I would be pisssed and I would notify the police, and maybe even set a camera up to catch that person in the act.

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post #5 of 13 Old 05-22-2009, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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We did call the police and they drive by to check on Blu daily. I'm suspicious of a lady that parks across the street and reads. Also, a girl that goes to my school walks her dog by everyday and gives Blu treats. People always tell me he's like the neighborhood dog. We'll see..

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post #6 of 13 Old 05-23-2009, 01:28 PM
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wow that's very un nerving! Let us know whats going on :)
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-23-2009, 04:10 PM
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Man, if it were me, I'd hide out in the bushes and shoot whoever came up to my horse. Seriously. With my permission is fine, but without? No way.

I would also put signs up with sayings like "It is within a horses nature to bite. Do not feed or touch the horse. A horse may not be biting because it is vicious."

And put up some private property signs. People will take those hints.

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post #8 of 13 Old 06-22-2009, 02:18 AM
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I agree, I think you should put up some signs and put signs up like "You will be caught on film if you tresspass onto this property" or hide in the bush or anything . I hope you find who is doing it :)

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post #9 of 13 Old 06-22-2009, 07:51 AM
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I would be frosted .
Definitely get some no trespassing signs up ASAP. Most farm supply stores have the correct ones for your area, usually on a tear-off roll. Alerting the police is a good idea, now they know that this has been a problem. Padlocking would keep your horse in the barn, but I would recmmend finding another way, since the padlock could make it really hard to get your horse out in the event of an emergency, esp. If the fire dept., etc. need to find bolt cutters or something to get him out (just thinking ahead ). I really like the video cam idea.

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post #10 of 13 Old 06-22-2009, 08:09 AM
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that's scary! You could try to put up a "trail cam". My husband uses one on our property to view all the critters. I hope you catch em!!!!!
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