|SaddlehorseCrazy ||08-09-2011 06:40 PM |
Can I press charges If they do this to my horse?
I have a freisian cross gelding and a spotted saddle horse mare. I live right beside my father and beside his farm is his freinds trailer. I hardly ever have time to work with my horses but I do feed them twice a day and give them supplements once a day. I used to stall them at night and give them hay but then stopped because I havnt been home to do so. My horses graze all day everyday. I have 2 horses on 10 acres so there is PLENTY of forage for them. My father continues to tell me how I dont take care of my horses because I do not stall them anymore, give them hay and dont have time to ride them unless im off ( i used to ride everyday when i was younger). I told him that Im an adult and I do not need his 2 cents unless I ask.. so then he got mad. I now find him and His neighbor in my barn messing with my horses, SMOKING IN THE BARN:evil: and they move them in there stalls and then dont clean them and dont get them out so I have been having to let them out in the morning and I must delay my buiness back 45 mins cause now instead of just putting feed in buckets, im mucking stalls in the morning and letting the horses out as well as feeding. I then started locking my stalls... then came home and found the locks had been sawed off.:evil: When i confronted my father he said that Im financing on HIS land and that he can do what he wants with my horses and that if I do not start taking care of them (wich i do, obviously) then MY horses will be givin to the neighbor... btw the neighbor smokes pot and has really bad morals (steals, buys hot weapons, deals drugs, etc) and is a worker for my father...i do not want him even looking at my babies let alone work with them and I darn well will not let him own them EVER!! .... anywho, I have Ownership papers and coggins to prove the horses are in fact MINE! I am 23 and do NOT need my fathers concent on ANYTHING! But Im sick of seeing a pot head and my father out working with MY horses..Im constantly worrying about my horses and Im about to just move them to a boarding facility about 30 mins away wich will cost me more money. Is there anyway I could get like a restraining order for my horses? I have tried telling my father to leave them alone in the nicest way possable but he starts yelling and I just cant handle that.:evil: Also, If my horses were to turn up stolen, or If the fence was locked so I couldnt get to my horses, since I have ownership could I press some pretty serious charges? I have a feeling my father may try something like this.