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        10-25-2012, 01:46 AM
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    Green Broke
    So sorry for your situation Britt, i'm lucky "my" equine friends are allowed treats and they still remain calm and respective to everyone. They don't get treats all the time though.
         
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        10-25-2012, 08:10 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    I do sympathize with Britt - I would be no fan of people messing with my horse either. However, since this is the property of someone else and the person in question seems to be on that property as a guest of that family, there is some grey area as to who has given who permission to do what or told them not to do something. If the gf has been given the impression by the property owner that it was okay to go out and be with the horses, etc it would come as a bit of a blindside to then have someone so vehemently respond to the same. As has been said, the joys of keeping your horses on someone else's property - especially when that someone is family and not a professional boarding facility (because at least with a boarding facility there is the understanding that your horse is your horse and the other boarder's horses are not your's so leave them be - well, not even sure you can say that given some of the posts we have seen here asking how someone can fix a horse at the place they keep their horse). "business" and family can be a very messy mix. My suggestion was made from a standpoint of looking at this as that...so I'll just agree to disagree.
         
        10-25-2012, 09:15 AM
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    Lol.

    Yes, this is my great grandmother's property. I am looking into fencing about two acres off for just my horses beside the house, but right now that's on the backburner because I need to save up to get my horses vetting done and then buy hay. I'm looking at getting a space fenced in by next summer, hopefully.
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        10-25-2012, 09:20 AM
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    I would try sitting her down and having a real converstaion with her. Explain to her why it isn't okay for a horse to push her around so hard that she falls to the ground. I agree that someone shouldnt be afraid of horses, but they need to know of the dangers involved. Look at her as a kid and how you would explain it to them so they would understand it. If you come across aggressive she wont hear you.
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        10-25-2012, 09:27 AM
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    Green Broke
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    I would try sitting her down and having a real converstaion with her. Explain to her why it isn't okay for a horse to push her around so hard that she falls to the ground. I agree that someone shouldnt be afraid of horses, but they need to know of the dangers involved. Look at her as a kid and how you would explain it to them so they would understand it. If you come across aggressive she wont hear you.
    I would also speak with my family member(s) who were directly involved with the property and ask, again - if you have already, that they not allow others to interact with your horse(s) while they are on their property. I understand this can be a sticky situation/conversation, especially if they aren't charging you anything for the horse(s) to be there and/or are the type to get pissy and say, "Well, then move your horse(s)" - but ultimately it is their "job" to be in control of the people they have on their property, especially when they have opened themselves up to the liability of having someone else's property/livestock also on that property, family or no.
         
        10-25-2012, 10:30 AM
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    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...
         

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