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post #31 of 48 Old 12-29-2012, 09:57 PM
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My FIL only owns 3 acres, we own 61 (64 total).
If he has 3 acres and you have 61, for the most part could you put his horses on his land separated from yours?
I assume from what I read that the cows are yours?

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post #32 of 48 Old 12-30-2012, 07:17 AM
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Am I missing something here? Where is the #eLL is your husband in this? Why is HE not dealing with his father? Allowing this horse to be dangerous to the point of you getting in wrecks trying to work your own horses? Sorry if this sounds rude, but he needs to deal with HIS family. Period. Some men will never listen to any woman no matter what. Perhaps your FIL needs someone with the same basic equipment to tell him how it is and will be. Husband needs to read his father the riot act and get this mare GONE. Yesterday.
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post #33 of 48 Old 12-30-2012, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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If he has 3 acres and you have 61, for the most part could you put his horses on his land separated from yours?
I assume from what I read that the cows are yours?
Yes, the cows are ours. And I did put her in the barn (which is on my FIL property) and made her, her own little pasture/paddock, with hay and a shared water trough (she's sharing with mare in the barn). So now yes she is separate from mine, and the cows.
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Am I missing something here? Where is the #eLL is your husband in this? Why is HE not dealing with his father? Allowing this horse to be dangerous to the point of you getting in wrecks trying to work your own horses? Sorry if this sounds rude, but he needs to deal with HIS family. Period. Some men will never listen to any woman no matter what. Perhaps your FIL needs someone with the same basic equipment to tell him how it is and will be. Husband needs to read his father the riot act and get this mare GONE. Yesterday.
He's behind me all the way, and he helped me separate her. BUT he won't talk to his dad, because he knows he's not going to listen, you'll get a better response from a tree. Yeah, I told him that after we got married (and before), if I had to deal with them, then I was going to do things my way regardless. LOL I like your way of thinking, but getting his dad to listen is like pulling teeth!! So instead of telling him anything, we just do what we need to regardless of what he says. He won't realize how dangerous his horse is until one of 'his' kids get seriously hurt by her, then it will be too late.

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Give or sell the horse to someone who lives a goodly distance away, knock a hole in your fence, call the FIL to complain about having to repair the fence yet again and let him know his horse has gone missing through the fence. Problem solved.
I have thought of that sooo many times. And that mare has actually ran through fences before, next time though, I think i'm going to call AC and have her taken away/wrangled, because she is so dangerous and wild.

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Sorry I have not read all the posts, so no idea if this will work.
My TB was returned to the organization that adopted him out because he chased the cows. He was the only horse in a heard of cows. Although he was an idiot, I feel he just wanted company. I watched him in with the cows, he would walk towards them, they would start to walk away, he would follow the cows as they went faster, then he started to trot towards the cows, the cows went even faster, then the was cantering after the cows. But was he chasing or was he following. He liked the cows but the cows did not like him.
He wanted company.

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He's behind me all the way, and he helped me separate her. BUT he won't talk to his dad, because he knows he's not going to listen, you'll get a better response from a tree. Yeah, I told him that after we got married (and before), if I had to deal with them, then I was going to do things my way regardless. LOL I like your way of thinking, but getting his dad to listen is like pulling teeth!! So instead of telling him anything, we just do what we need to regardless of what he says. He won't realize how dangerous his horse is until one of 'his' kids get seriously hurt by her, then it will be too late.
No offense, but he needs to man up. Your hubby should be IN FRONT of you on this one, as well as behind. How will he feel if, heaven forbid, you get hurt by this horse? He will never forgive his father, sure, but most of all, he would most likely never forgive himself, either. Good luck.

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I did have a similar dangerous horse situation years ago. I simply told the family memeber she belonged to I was going to shoot her the very next time a kick was aimed in my direction and she could deal with the body. Since they knew I was serious the horse went away in a few days.
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Sorry I have not read all the posts, so no idea if this will work.
My TB was returned to the organization that adopted him out because he chased the cows. He was the only horse in a heard of cows. Although he was an idiot, I feel he just wanted company. I watched him in with the cows, he would walk towards them, they would start to walk away, he would follow the cows as they went faster, then he started to trot towards the cows, the cows went even faster, then the was cantering after the cows. But was he chasing or was he following. He liked the cows but the cows did not like him.
He wanted company.

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It's not that she needs company, she had 2 other mares with her, and now she shares the barn with another mare, so she's definitely not lonely. And she knows the cows run from her, she chases them away from everything, food, water, ect. She does it on purpose, even when the cows are resting she has to stir them up for no reason. She doesn't seem to like the cows, she always has her ears back and teeth bared. I just don't understand her change in attitude towards the cows, they've been pastured together for going on 2 years now. But she's separated now.

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No offense, but he needs to man up. Your hubby should be IN FRONT of you on this one, as well as behind. How will he feel if, heaven forbid, you get hurt by this horse? He will never forgive his father, sure, but most of all, he would most likely never forgive himself, either. Good luck.
It's all good, and I agree. We WILL be having this discussion when he gets home from work. And I told him the same as everyone else, if I get injured by her again, she's getting the bullet. I'm tired of it. He should know, he had a fit when she caused me to get a concussion! And he told me 'i'm not supposed to be out there with her by myself anymore' just in case something happens again. But who else is going to keep to the feeding schedule?? Don't worry we'll discuss it, and i'll have him bring it to his dads attention or else.
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