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Cowgirl101 12-05-2010 02:50 AM

My land
I have 3 horses on my land. At the barn there's this big gate your could climb over. I keep a chain around the top and a dog leash since the horses pick up the chain. I wrap the the gates to the pole and clip it on. Everything darn time I go out there it's tie so tight I have to climb over the gate. My parents and I don't know who doing this. But it's making me mad.
Our land over 20 acres big and a lot of trees so you can't just see the horses. You have walk out there, everything I can't just see them. Like today it was tie, I fear someone stole them. But they didn't, they must we my tack at the barn.
It makes so mad I want to hide on top of the barn with my shotgun. (Or BB gun)
What do I do?
Call the cops? Stakeout?

WickedNag 12-06-2010 04:04 PM

Sounds like the horses are pulling it to me. My horse is very mouthy and pulls everything he can play with and a dog leash would be very tempting. Train your horses to come when you call, whistle or shake a can at them and you won't need to be searching your 20 acres on foot.

farmpony84 12-06-2010 04:38 PM

That was my thought too. The horses are doing it.

Alwaysbehind 12-06-2010 04:49 PM

Yes, another vote that the horses are playing with it.

Cowgirl101 12-06-2010 10:45 PM

Thanks, I thought that to.
But It's a tony toy dog leash and it would be hard for big horses.
I also found beer bottles in my creek, one I'm not enough to drink. The horses could get beer!
So that's also way I doubt it's the horses. Though I know the horses like to pull the tack from the walls. I saw Angel do it, lol.
But beer in my creek not good.

AlexS 12-06-2010 11:34 PM

Well then you could always put a chain and a padlock up, but I doubt someone would bother to untie a gate rather than just climb over it.

Cowgirl101 12-06-2010 11:41 PM


Originally Posted by AlexS (Post 842551)
Well then you could always put a chain and a padlock up, but I doubt someone would bother to untie a gate rather than just climb over it.

Yeah I see what you mean. Even sometimes I climb over it then untie it.

But beer cans, trash and thing that have been move in the barn. Where the horses can't get too.
I think it's some drunk teenager, since once my parent found two teenager by the creek outside of the fence throwing beer can in the water.

AppyLuva 12-15-2010 09:57 PM

I would suggest replacing the leash with some padlocks. That's what we have on the pastures at our stable. The gates at our stable are all electric though so it wouldn't be a great idea to try and jump over them. I guess it could be some drunk teenagers if they've been found on your property. There's really no other way to explain how you tack has been moved around.

CheyGurl17 12-15-2010 10:19 PM

wow. i would definately try to catch whoever it is in the act, if you feel safe enough doing it... these people have got to stop, it will only get worse, which not would be good!

dressagebelle 12-15-2010 10:30 PM

I would put a padlock on the gate, at the very least it should make it more difficult for someone to take the horses. My biggest concerns would be A) the gate not getting shut, because said person(s) was too drunk to remember, thus freeing the horses, B)them scaring the crap out of the horses, though it sounds like the horses have plenty of room to "hide" from the people, and C) them leaving broken beer bottles or other such hazardous things where the horses actually CAN get to them, and the horses then getting hurt because of that. First thing I would try to do is put up a hidden video camera. That way you can actually see if it is a person or the horses, then take further steps from there. That way you have proof in hand to show the cops, that you caught whoever it was on tape, and they can do all the legal stuff.

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