Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
8 years ago and the first time we were riding along the river on our own property, we crossed a creek onto forest service and carried on. Came upon a field with no fencing... and 20 or more horses including a notoriously dangerous stud! Thankfully I was on my enormous giant of a QH, this gave the stud a moment to think as we blocked the way to my husband on his "in" mare! I've never seen him ride so hard and fast!! I kept the horses at bay so he could get to the gate, which for some odd reason wasn't locked. I told him to give her hell, or else he was going to get mounted! hee hee!!
We are now dear friends with the 89 yr. old owner, he's even given us a few of his nice colts. Come to find out he owns most of the private property in the area (90% of our county is NFS).
We have full use of his property including fishing in his ponds, all he asks is to be able to visit us and come tell old yarns on our porch! He refuses to come in, won't let me feed him, and he calls us when he needs extra help. We helped him put up new fence, a flood had taken his out in that pasture, hence the stud story. I think he owns around 1,500 acres. He is known in the valley for chasing people off his properties with a shotgun, thankfully he's a good friend! Hopefully you can make some good friends out of your neighbors, if they are older make sure you get the area history! Some of the stories we've heard were shocking and very informative!
You can get a lot further with a ladder than you can with crutches!! What do you mean what do I mean?