We have about 15 acres of pasture that we share with my in law. Jacks owner doesnt hand feed either one..he said he thinks its the same one I do. Just so happens the pasture line goes up to where my SIL stays at..so shes got easy access without being seen since none of us can see each others houses.
to put it nicely, she tries to test everybodys patience....shes fried her brain over the past 20 years if ya follow me.
I will catch her doing it...just a matter of when, not if.
I tell Dozer No when he's nipped at me...I could care less if he takes her fingers off...itll be as a result of her own stupidity.
So the property is jointly owned by the family? Is the SIL the daughter of your in-laws, or is she a BIL's wife? I'd think if she were the in-law's daughter, they could tell her to mind her manners and leave the equids alone.
Regardless, horses are considered an attractive nuisance and if she gets injured by one of them, even due to her own lack of good sense, she could very well hit you up for restitution for pain, suffering, and medical bills. Fair? Nope. Legal? Yep.
I really don't see how you can make
someone, especially a relative who is part of the family homestead, stop hand feeding your animals.
I feel for you, I really do. But the problem is that you're betwixt a rock and a hard place, and you'll be damned if you do and damned if you don't.