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post #11 of 15 Old 09-02-2013, 01:04 PM
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A dummy camera is a good idea.

However if it was me I would just stake out and see if anyone is messing with your horses. If there are people messing with you horse, call them on it ASAP. Put up signs, etc.

I'm sorry that is happening to you, its not an enjoyable thing and I wish people would be more respectful...I second Aubie, I get really nervous petting someone's horse (if they're not around). Mainly because I don't know the horse and its vices, and I don't want the owner seeing me and thinking I was disturbing it...So I don't do that. :P

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post #12 of 15 Old 09-02-2013, 02:45 PM
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If manes and tails had been oiled then someone IS messing with them.

Years ago (about 44) I was BM of a large stable. One morning I came in and my horse was a nervous wreck. I knew something had happened but what? Later in the day one of the boarders came in all stove up with a hurt back. HMMMM
I didn't ask him but asked one of his children what happened to his back. She innocently told me that he tried to ride my horse the night before and got thrown,
How is that for gall?

Having told that I'll tell on myself. Once as a nine year old I sneaked out and rode a neighbors pony. I got caught but they didn't tell my Mom. Good thing she would have torn me up.

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post #13 of 15 Old 09-02-2013, 04:25 PM
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You don't need to put up signs saying you have cameras up, you need to put the cameras up.

And you also need to consider the possibility of someone running your horses, or tormenting too them, not just possibly "riding" them.

Much has been in the news lately about horses being shot with guns, arrows, and last year some in TX were run to death. Some have been stolen, and not that long ago, some moron put a young horse in an office at the barn, and tormented it to the point that it went berserk and tore out the wall of the office, severely damaging the horse too.

Your horses may be getting beaten across the back which would account for some of what you are seeing with the bucking.

You need to make a report to the sheriff's office, and also the houses that border this land need to be checked out by you or parents. I'd also go look to see if someone is coming through woods?

Might also post around to see if others in this area, county are having these problems, as chances are very good they are. I'd also contact any vets in area to see if other horse owners have reported these problems, or have any suspicions about someone bothering their horses.

And check with your farrier too and ask him about whether anyone else has had this happen?

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post #14 of 15 Old 09-02-2013, 04:42 PM
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I agree with the cameras and stakeout. I would wait for someone to come up and then confront them.

Either someones messing with your horses or hes testing you, ive had that happen before too.
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post #15 of 15 Old 09-02-2013, 06:55 PM
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This makes me SO glad my horse is boarded on a dead end road off the beaten path, and the farm owners mother lives on the property.
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