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Horseychick94 12-07-2012 05:49 PM

Horse getting loose
 
A few days ago I got a threat from someone that lives down the road about one of my ponies being on his property. Not even on his lawn. In the brush along the treeline. Ground was frozen. She caused NO damage. Then when my grandfather went over to get her, he parked behind the guy's truck and was accused of trying to block him in and that he had somewhere important to go. Even though when my grandfather left, the guy was still sitting in his truck for quite a while. Both Animal Control AND the Sheriff were called. Now if ANY of my horses get loose, we will be charged with a summons. I don't know what to do! And there was a threat of the loose horse being caught and taken away. This is a country area. We live in Hermon on a dead end road. Woods and fields. We have a farm. Animals can and will get loose from time to time. What if I fell off one of my horses and they got loose? How do I handle this?

Endiku 12-07-2012 05:56 PM

Make your fence higher and harder to get out of. Its all you can do. Its their land and their right to protect it, even if it actually wasn't harmed.

Poco1220 12-07-2012 08:27 PM

It's just like a dog unfortunately. It's your responsibility to keep your animals secured on your land. If they are out you can be fined and responsible for any and all damage.
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Dreamcatcher Arabians 12-07-2012 08:34 PM

If you fall off your horse and someone finds a loose horse all tacked up, they'll come looking for an injured rider, not likely to be too pissy about the loose horse. But if your animals are constantly escaping your fences, you need to do something to fix that, it is your responsibility to contain them. I have had up to 40 horses on my property and not 1 got loose.

Horseychick94 12-07-2012 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians (Post 1789186)
If you fall off your horse and someone finds a loose horse all tacked up, they'll come looking for an injured rider, not likely to be too pissy about the loose horse. But if your animals are constantly escaping your fences, you need to do something to fix that, it is your responsibility to contain them. I have had up to 40 horses on my property and not 1 got loose.

what do you have for a fence?

Horseychick94 12-07-2012 08:46 PM

it wasn't the fence either. My grandfather went to move the horses and took my mini filly and thought that Ruby, my older mini would follow. BS. If I would have been home (I was at work) it would have never happened. if anything I would have either taken them both at the same time or taken Ruby by the halter. He has a bad arm so I can see why he would only want to take one by the halter

Dreamcatcher Arabians 12-07-2012 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Horseychick94 (Post 1789206)
what do you have for a fence?

I have 5 ft Vmesh with wooden top rail and electric wire.

I have it installed like this, but with a hot wire in front of the wood top rail to keep the "beavers" off of it.

http://www.gatesandfencing.ie/assets...mesh_fence.jpg

http://www.gatesandfencing.ie/assets...mesh_fence.jpg

Horseychick94 12-07-2012 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians (Post 1789244)
I have 5 ft Vmesh with wooden top rail and electric wire.

I have it installed like this, but with a hot wire in front of the wood top rail to keep the "beavers" off of it.

http://www.gatesandfencing.ie/assets...mesh_fence.jpg

http://www.gatesandfencing.ie/assets...mesh_fence.jpg

****! Wish I could afford THAT

Dreamcatcher Arabians 12-07-2012 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Horseychick94 (Post 1789266)
****! Wish I could afford THAT

It's not cheap, but it beats barb wire and keeps 'em in and requires very little maintenance. :-)

Horseychick94 12-07-2012 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians (Post 1789280)
It's not cheap, but it beats barb wire and keeps 'em in and requires very little maintenance. :-)

I have just plain old wire on cedar posts


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