Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
As stated before, the property belongs to my great grandmother (who is in her 70's and relies on her sons, grandkids, and great grandkids to keep up with the property). Her sons don't do much of anything, and neither do her grandsons who should be helping out because she's allowing them to live on the property, so I try to do what I can (which isn't near as much as I'd like simply because I only have the funds to keep up my own horses, not the other horses and cattle).
My great grandmother doesn't get upset when I talk to her about the pasture, and it's a huge step for me to finally be able to eventually fence in a place just for my horses, because doing so is probably going to create a huge family fight between me and her oldest son (who is in his 50's and thinks he owns everything out here and can boss all the women in the family around/tell us what to do... but he's about to go through surgery again and not be able to do anything, so it's not a huge bother on me and I'm not terrified of him anymore now that he's crippled and can't get around very well... as horrible as that is to say...)...
The cattle belong to my great grandmother, just the horses belong to family members because all the family lives right around the pasture and it's convenient and she doesn't mind if we use the property to put our animals, as she's already stated that when she's gone, the property is going to be divided up between the family instead of kept whole...
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (1994 TWH mare), Dakota (2006 TWH gelding), Jo (2012 TWH filly) & Minnie (1992 Paint mare)