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        09-16-2013, 11:36 PM
      #21
    Weanling
    Hate to be rude but, if I were the owner and I seen someone out there by my horses in the middle of the night, id be pullin out my gun. Its sorta sketchy. Why not just go up there and ask them about it, its not like they would fo anything bad versus them catching you doing it. Trust me, the interaction between you and a horse would be much better if you weren't separated by a fence and if you have permission. You never know until you try. But please be concerned about your safety, especially since your in the middle of no where. If you get seriously injured it will end up badly and the owners would likely be ticked off as well.
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        09-16-2013, 11:43 PM
      #22
    Started
    Do you have a friend who could go with you to speak to the owners? I hate to see you give up the enjoyment of being close to these horses. Maybe if you could tell them how much it has meant to you to be able to stop and see them, they would permit the visits. You could be opening the door to a new friendship with the owners. You never know.
    As far as feeding...some horses have special diets for their health. Just like people. It is safest to not feed without approval of the owners.
    Sometimes a horse can drive you to distraction...other times just quietly sitting and watching them, or standing in a barn listening to them munch hay, or wrapping your arms around that neck and burying your face in the coat is like hugging a big, fat, 1200 pound tranquilizer.
    I hope you can continue to enjoy the company of the horses.
         
        09-17-2013, 12:43 AM
      #23
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dustbunny    
    Do you have a friend who could go with you to speak to the owners? I hate to see you give up the enjoyment of being close to these horses. Maybe if you could tell them how much it has meant to you to be able to stop and see them, they would permit the visits. You could be opening the door to a new friendship with the owners. You never know.
    As far as feeding...some horses have special diets for their health. Just like people. It is safest to not feed without approval of the owners.
    Sometimes a horse can drive you to distraction...other times just quietly sitting and watching them, or standing in a barn listening to them munch hay, or wrapping your arms around that neck and burying your face in the coat is like hugging a big, fat, 1200 pound tranquilizer.
    I hope you can continue to enjoy the company of the horses.
    Thank you for this encouraging yet informative post. This is the type of words that need to be spoken not ones of discouragement or "pulling out a gun because it's sketchy". Very tastefully said!
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        09-17-2013, 01:35 AM
      #24
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    Amen! Nice job.
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        09-17-2013, 02:24 AM
      #25
    Weanling
    I will also add my apology to Simon here, I am dealing with a similar issue but from a different angle, these people feel "entitled" since my horses fence adjoins their back yard and she is a well known children's author who writes about horses (although she clearly knows NOTHING!) I would be very happy to have her children over and educate them, but they have their mothers attitude of "I already know it all, why would I listen to you?" I came across with anger without knowing your situation, and I apologize. I also would encourage you to speak to the horse owners. It might open up all sorts of new opportunities.
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        09-17-2013, 04:36 AM
      #26
    Foal
    Thank you everyone for your support. I will not feed these animals anymore as I can see the harm that it will cause. As for visiting them I will try to see the owners, albeit they are a rather snooty family to my home town. So I am not sure where that will go but its worth a shot, either way thanks for understanding and not trying to pin me as a bad guy here. I don't know a lot about horses, but I do find them beautiful and very calming.
         
        09-17-2013, 09:00 PM
      #27
    Trained
    Can I like Simon's last post twice?
         
        09-17-2013, 09:40 PM
      #28
    Started
    Thank you for your maturity and for understanding our point of view! I totally understand why you would want to pet the horses and talk to them. It really does relieve stress and anxiety. I do the same thing with my horse while I'm riding her and grooming her. It just makes me feel better,
         
        09-18-2013, 05:42 AM
      #29
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by LouieThePalomino    
    Hate to be rude but, if I were the owner and I seen someone out there by my horses in the middle of the night, id be pullin out my gun. ][/size]

    Bit drastic isn't it?

    I do not mind people making a fuss of the horses over the fence. I do not like them to be given tidbits as this can lead to serious biting problems.

    The best thing to do is to ask the owners if it is OK
         
        09-18-2013, 09:06 AM
      #30
    Green Broke
    Well, I had one horse stolen twice-once off the A.F. Base, & the second time while at a friends while undergoing treatment for problems caused by the first theft! When I finally got her back home I kept a very close watch on her, as did my Big German Shepherd. Here in AZ, No Trespassing signs really mean what they say.

    So we all have a different perspective.
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