Who the fuck dumps there horse in MY field

(395 Posts)
MagicLlama Fri 16-Nov-12 20:26:34

So ive gone down to let my horses in tonight, and there is an extra fucking horse in my field. I know its not mine. I know it wasnt there at 7:30 this morning. I know its been put in because the lock is cut off. CUT off. Theve cut my padlock off to put an additional horse IN!! IN!!

It went crazy when I took mine in to the stables, so I had no choice. Hes now in a stable with a haynet.

Ive rang round locally and noone appears willing to claim him. Ive rang the police, and theve advised me to put un an abandonement notice telling whoever owns him they have 14 days to shift him, before he becomes mine, and apparently hes my legal responsibility in the meantime because hes on my land.

WTF do I do now?

mercibucket Fri 16-Nov-12 22:20:17

Awww poor thing (him, but you as well)

Mirage Fri 16-Nov-12 22:33:35

We had this problem with local travellers.They'd let their horses into someone's field,then,when contacted be 'unable to come over and move them for a few days'.They were coloured cobs though,not TB's.

I agree with the posters who think he's been pinched and become too hot to handle,so dumped.Poor boy,hope he is reunited with his owner soon.

KTK9 Fri 16-Nov-12 23:24:37

Unbelieveable, poor chap, must be really confused and it sounds like he is tired, wonder if he has travelled a long way? Lucky he got your field, although not so lucky for you.

We have had cats, rabbits and ferrets dumped on us, but no horses - yet! Oh the next farm saw two Cockerels chucked out of a landy recently, they kept one and the Postman had the other. People think it is quiet in the country!

Do let us know what happens.

Wolfiefan Fri 16-Nov-12 23:33:18

Poor pony. I'm in Glos. I wish you were closer as I'd gladly come to help (be head butted by said horse.)
This must be stressful but lucky for him he landed with you.
Dead jealous. Think I may have to put a sign up requesting horses be dumped at mine! grin

KTK9 Fri 16-Nov-12 23:43:10

Just thinking - If they did turn up when you were there, aren't you entitled to ask them to pay for the cost of keeping him in the meantime?

It's probably a long shot in getting money out of anyone and they are most likely to just take him out the field again, but I know with dogs when you keep the dog for the alloted time, if an owner turns up, you can ask for payment of any costs incurred - having said that its something like 30 days for a dog and there has been case law when a dog has been kept by finder and owners have still won them back after several months.

FeckOffWithYourXmasBollocks Sat 17-Nov-12 00:39:08

Before you get the vet out to check of he is chipped, do you know any livestock owners/farmers? They may well have a microchip reader and would be willing to lend it to you for an hour or so, or come swipe him if passing. The vet is going to cost! sad if you know the vet and they are local, you might be able to sneak a borrow from them!
My friend had a vet out to passport her pony, he charged her £12 just for swiping the chip reader over its neck! It took 10 seconds! shock

FeckOffWithYourXmasBollocks Sat 17-Nov-12 00:40:04

Also, make sure if the owner comes back for him, they don't leave with yours as well!

RandomMess Sat 17-Nov-12 06:26:48

Out for an early ride grin

saffronwblue Sat 17-Nov-12 06:35:32

Marking to se what happens next!

Making place as I'm dying to find out what happens next. Poor old ' oss

FancyPuffin Sat 17-Nov-12 07:52:56

Marking place

envy at magic appearing horse...

HecatePropylaea Sat 17-Nov-12 07:56:56

Well, to be fair, it took him getting in his car, getting over there, having the equipment in the first place, scanning, getting back in his car and getting back to his workplace. So in terms of his time, it was a lot more than 10 seconds and in terms of expense - time, fuel, equipment. So I suppose £12 is not as bad as it seems if you think well, that was only 10 seconds. iyswim.

lunar1 Sat 17-Nov-12 08:03:29

My uncle once woke to find 3 extra hens in his coup. Not quite as costly as an extra horse!

DorsetKnob Sat 17-Nov-12 08:19:12

£12 is very cheap for a vet call out.

careergirl Sat 17-Nov-12 09:12:37

try horse and hound lost and stolen forum - suspect this chap belongs to someone, has been nicked possibly and then dumped.

careergirl Sat 17-Nov-12 09:12:59

also try stolen horse register

horseylady Sat 17-Nov-12 11:12:25

Blue cross near burton worth a call?!

Your the second person this week who's had horses dumped in a field!! Local to you too!

<gazes out of window and wishes someone would dump a horse in her back garden>

Would be - for me - a good way of getting a horse. DH couldn't bear to say no.

Hope this guy has a happy ending.

MagicLlama Sat 17-Nov-12 12:29:45

Right update:

The Horse must think of a better name for him is still here. I left him in the stable whilst I took the kids out on their ponies, and ive just turned them all out. He was an absolute star. Walked nicely down to the field, stood nicely at the gate and then legged it the second I unclipped the headcollar! He wasnt bothered by the noise of the kids screaming, the dogs, or the tractor we encountered. Hes obviously been well socialised at some point.

Ive rang the vet and it would be £54 to come out and scan him today, but he is passing on Tuesday on the way to the hunt yard so says if I wait until them he wont charge me. So may have to wait until Tues for microschip news!

Ive rang the local feed merchants and asked them to put a note up on their board to see if hes missing, and done the same with a couple of saddlers locally. Ive also messaged the local farriers and asked them to ask as they go around. Im going to join H & H and get him on the lost / found forum.

Im not going to put the abandonment notice up until after Ive seen if hes got a chip, and then ill take it from there.

Now the only decision is do I try and tack him up grin

Marking place to see what happens to this horse. Dh has said I can't offer to adopt him the meanie.

MagicLlama Sat 17-Nov-12 12:50:31

SDTG Is it adopting if you happen to tell me where you are and he happens to magically appear there one day in a fortnight ?

DontmindifIdo Sat 17-Nov-12 12:55:38

MagicLlama - as I remember you from your various other threads, have you checked with your Dad/Mum/brother that they haven't just told someone they could leave the horse with you and you'd look after it while they were on holiday or something? It sounds like the sort of fucked up thing they would do...

Wolfiefan Sat 17-Nov-12 13:04:45

I won't tell my DH the plan if you like but I know a field he'd be welcome in!
grin

That would surprise dh when he let the dogs out in the morning, Magic!

careergirl Sat 17-Nov-12 14:54:20

I think I've just seen your post on H & H good idea have you tried facebook too I think there is stolen horses facebook page

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