I am in need of creative ideas to keep me safe. The details of the situation below:
I cannot afford to board my horse, so he is at my grandparentsí house near the back of the property. Please note that I am a 17 year old blonde female. The neighboring lot is a bustling trucker stop/oil distributing property. The repair shop and pull in lane is right next to my horses corral. (20ft) And there are loads of men there at every time of day. My small lot of land that I can lunge my horse on is located behind the corral. I ride on the ditches and trailer to a lesson once a week on a good month.
As of now I carry a knife, cell phone, and used to have mace. No one ever checks on me, and with the dangers of injury from my horse I am concerned about the neighboring plot, as well as being alone. The alone aspect cannot be taken care of at the moment. I am desperately trying to get boarded somewhere.
Another concern of mine is that these men have access to my horse at any time. And last month someone fed him an apple and he choked on it! I have tried signs, yet It still seems to not work.
Any suggestions of how I can work my horse and keep both of us safe?