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post #11 of 76 Old 03-25-2019, 05:10 PM
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Be careful. This type of thing speaks of a personal vendetta, and you need to be sure they don't go further.
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post #12 of 76 Old 03-25-2019, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ChieTheRider View Post
Electric wire please. The stuff they use to keep cattle in. That mess will knock you back on your butt. And if it's caught on camera that would be the most hilarious thing ever.
True Story: Yesterday it was 77, I admit to being absolutely beat down, did nothing, all day. I was in a t-shirt and flannel pants yesterday evening. AJ moseys up to Hubs, he loves on her from the yard side of the fence. I bring out an apple for her, one for Supes. I shut the hot wire off Friday because a lady came to pick up a puppy and brought 6 kids with her... and they were hanging all over the fence to look at the horses.

Anyway. I tap the wire with my hand... nadda. Whew. Duck through the fence. give AJ her apple.

Hubs walks down the fence to the gate to give Supes his apple... and while I wasn't looking ----- he casually turns the hotwire on. Just quietly flips the on switch on the charger. Fails to mention that until I 'git a holt' of it with confidence to step back through.



It required an immediate rum and coke to keep from wanting to murder him.

So. I am fully supportive of Chasin if they booby trap that trough. That hot wire will indeed zap you a good one.

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post #13 of 76 Old 03-25-2019, 05:27 PM
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Any chance it's the same twerp who intentionally flooded Justice's stall, and may or may not have cut up his frogs? Seems like you might have some kind of nasty angry horse saboteur in your life.
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post #14 of 76 Old 03-25-2019, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by SteadyOn View Post
Any chance it's the same twerp who intentionally flooded Justice's stall, and may or may not have cut up his frogs? Seems like you might have some kind of nasty angry horse saboteur in your life.
No Chase and Bee are an hour and a half away from that barn and all the barn girls that were harassing Justice. We have his car in the video and the girls at that barn are less then 16 yo. We can tell it’s a tall and skinny person, too me it seems like a man but I can’t tell bc he’s mostly covered. I don’t understand why in the world he’s getting a kick outta dehydrating my horses.

I know it’s a rotten thought, but if Chase or Bee just we’re to give him a nice big kick I’m sure he’d stay away lol
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post #15 of 76 Old 03-25-2019, 06:08 PM
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Its time your B/O call the authorities...aka sheriff.
File a report about tresspassing and what is being done as it is caught on camera...
Sheriff may be able to copy that video, blow up the car and get the plate number or identifying dings & dents...
And...this also now adds animal cruelty to trespass charges since a life substance of water is being denied to the animals...that is a felony.
This isn't even not funny but sick...
Its in the mid to upper 80's here in Florida already and really hot in the sun...even a few hours without water can be so serious.
Sadly, what started as dumping water can escalate to a lot more serious to deadly evils done to all your horses.
I would not tape a picture to a fence gate and think it is going to fix the problem...
I would also be very careful about booby-trapping things with electrical current...{although it did make me laugh thinking the response}...the lash-back could be vindictive deadly...

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post #16 of 76 Old 03-25-2019, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by AtokaGhosthorse View Post
I wonder if you could swap to a rubber trough... then run the hot wire up under the lip?
Barbed wire under the lip? Fill the lip to the brim with horse poop? Both?
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post #17 of 76 Old 03-25-2019, 07:34 PM
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I'm with @SilverMaple and @horselovinguy - best not start messing with whoever is doing this.

Or sitting out with a shotgun. @mmshiro makes a couple good points.

BO files a report. Continues surveillance with camera. Everybody checks all the horses frequently under the weirdo is caught.
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post #18 of 76 Old 03-25-2019, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by mmshiro View Post
I'd camp out with a telescope lens. Remember you have no standing under the castle doctrine on BO's property. The landowners camping out with a shotgun: now we'd be talking! :)

Do you live in a Purple Fence Post jurisdiction?
Read this again please OP. Responsible gun ownership means understanding under what circumstances you can legally use deadly force, or even the threat of deadly force.

What will become of your horses if you are imprisoned?
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post #19 of 76 Old 03-25-2019, 09:39 PM
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Sometimes I forget that not everyone is in redneckville (where everyone knows that most people are armed so they mind their own business) and that yes, calling the sheriff would be a good idea if this continues.

My grandma tells us a story about her uncle Jerry who was a South Dakota cowboy. One day a horse was picketed outside the house where he lived and a couple of teenage boys came over and started throwing rocks at the horse and making it run in circles around the picket. Jerry saw it and came outside. He wasn't an overly tall man but he was built like a brick wall. He laid his hand on the doorframe and bellowed: "THEM'S FIGHTIN' WORDS TO MESS WITH ANOTHER MAN'S HORSE".
Needless to say the kids lit out of there like he was actually after them.

And actually, the hot wire around the rubber trough (under the lip) shouldn't bother the horses or be dangerous as far as I know. It would give the dude a shock when he goes to grab under the lip and it would be kind of great to watch.
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post #20 of 76 Old 03-25-2019, 09:49 PM
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I'd be finding some place else to keep my horses. If this is the type of place that attracts people in the night dumping water, what is next? I would be out of there like yesterday!

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