Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
That's weird. Around here, if & when we have any issues with bears or cougars, expecially if they're threatening livestock or people the fish & game guys come in with dogs, hunt the animal down & relocate it.
Posting bulletin boards is a great idea, though.
Also, are "bear-banger's" allowed there? It's like a gun, but it doesn't shoot anything, just makes a loud bang, which usually scares off bears/big cats (might scare the horses too, so it would be good to get them used to it first). It's always good to have some sort of protection (bear-bangers/sprays).
"If a horse fails to do something that is because he was not trained to do it. If a horse fails to do something properly that is because he was not trained properly."