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?

Bloody hell. That made me cry. I had to stop reading. I don't even like horses.

BobbiFleckmann Tue 08-Jan-13 15:11:57

oh bloody hell. thanks frosty. What a end to the story.

Look at the link - not good news though.

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 08-Jan-13 12:40:19

I too would love an update

BobbiFleckmann Tue 08-Jan-13 10:25:32

without wanting to send you all to the daily Mail, there's a story today that someone has dumped four horses in Jodie Marsh's front garden...

WOuld love an update on this story though, MagicLlama

CaroleService Mon 07-Jan-13 14:34:22

Do let us know! bet he's got his hooves under the table ...

How are things going Magic? I hope he's settling well and you're getting to know him.

foofooyeah Wed 12-Dec-12 13:44:01

Just popped back to see what happened. That is a very lucky horse to have ended up with you. I hope the re-training etc goes well: please let us know

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Fri 07-Dec-12 15:36:58

You'd think that such a talented horse would have packed himself a little suitcase along with his bolt croppers! confused

They've probably already sold it!

VicarInaTutuDrankSantasSherry Fri 07-Dec-12 13:09:30

it defies belief that anyone would get an ex racer for a 10 yr old. im still amazed by the stupidity of people.

have you asked them where his saddle is? i would....cheeky gits. Im glad he has found you and i hope you manage to work with him.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Fri 07-Dec-12 11:10:47

Slow and steady. And any lessons in small bites. Friends warmblood has a 20 minute lesson on something new, then parks. Apparently he can't move and think! When she puts him away, he stands in his stable rocking his head very slightly, having a good old ponder with a far away look in his eye! grin we reckon he doesn't have a brain, just a marble which he has to keep moving in order to think! grin

I would imagine just do as you are planning - lots of handling, grooming, getting to know him, correcting any problems with his manners (if he has any). I found this www.ror.org.uk/care_exracehorse.htm with a quick google and I imagine other sites will have useful information as well. There does seem to be a lot of info on there in various places and although a lot of it is common sense I found it really interesting to have it set out step by step.

I'm sure that your hard work and care will be rewarded and I for one think you are a star for giving him another chance, the alternatives are too awful to contemplate.

Alameda Fri 07-Dec-12 09:11:44

Don't worry, I don't have any spare money anyway!

Or knowledge of TBs unfortunately. Glad you will finally have some rights to go along with all the responsibilities for him.

MagicLlama Fri 07-Dec-12 08:07:13

I think from speaking to them, that they saw him advertised as free, didnt realise the work he would require, got him and then once they did just shipped him out again. sad Theres loads of horses advertised as free on places like preloved at the moment, and I suspect a fair few of them are destined for similar stories to come.

They are going to sign him over for a nominal sum of £1, but he comes with no equiment hmm. Ive got rugs sorted, ive got a bridle that fits him, so itll just be a saddle, but ill sort that closer to the time he needs to be ridden. Theres a shop about 30 mins away which sells second hand ones so I can get one from there.

Ha my diary which I keep for my counsellor, already reads like a soap opera, what with my toxic family, dealings with the idiotic fathers of my DSs, and the long running saga I have with living in the wilderness!

Do you know we once had a budgie in a cage dumped outside?! I mean what the heck? Who dumps a budgie in a cage?

To be honest, I dont want to take funds from people off here, despite the generous offers, as its not about scamming money off anyone, its just nice to have a sounding board for the WTF moments that go on and advice about things IYSWIM?

However, if anyone has useful tips of how to work with him, or their experiences of TBs (as I still think of them as highly strung horses who need pampering) then id love to have them off you grin

The plan is to just leave him turned away (well with bringing him in at night) and just day to day handling of him, which he seems OK with anyway, and then my friends friend, will come and assess him for me in the new year, and then ill take it from there.

KTK9 Thu 06-Dec-12 22:34:22

Unbelievable, they put him out on loan - having been silly enough to get him for a 10 year old and when loan doesn't work out - don't want him back!!!? Weird!

Definately get ownership and then at least you can make a decision on him being yours to do whatever with. Poor Mac, what a life, for him so far, like something out of a novel.

Keep a diary, it would make an amazing book!

Best of luck and I am sure if you need help with funds, or equipment, you will get it on here.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Thu 06-Dec-12 21:02:41

Definitely ^^ that!

careergirl Thu 06-Dec-12 20:56:36

it would not surprise me if they let you spend money sorting him then tried claiming him back - get them to "sell" him to you for consideration of a £1 get an agreement/signed/ witnessed before you spend any ££

A lot of how they are is how they are handled IMO. Now that he appears to have landed on his hooves with you, you'll probably find he'll settle really well - they love routine. More than anything else it's probably a question of taking it slowly. The advantage of racers is that they have seen so much, I've found things like loading, shoeing, clipping etc is a doddle because they are so used to it which is a huge advantage.

Can you request his previous "owners" for any kit do you think?

MagicLlama Thu 06-Dec-12 07:17:13

I have to admit I am a bit hmm by the whole thing too.

There is no way he let himself into my field, and the whole fact its padlocked means it unlikely a passer by happened to put him in because he was roaming around! The place where they apparently kept him is about 15 miles away accross farmland & woodland. It just all seems a bit suss, but then whilst Ive seen horses escaped and roaming, and even dumped in a random field before, theyve either been in bad shape or reunited with their owners.

Its just depressing really. Preloved and stuff is full of horses "free to good home" but very rarely do people even check its a good home. I mean its like saying I can have him because I sound nice. Well im going to sound nice on the phone if im trying to persuade someone to give me their horse aren't I.

I didnt think about the whole have to legally sign him over, so ill have to get that sorted, and they are apparently sending his passport over.

Yes ive got most of the stuff I need for him. The only thing I didnt have was rugs and ive got a couple off ebay & preloved so hes all sorted, and a friend with a similar sized horse has given me a couple of her old ones as her horse is the most spoilt horse ever and has about 20 of everything

Well the retrained ex racers from peoples stories, appear to be either really nice or really insane. The closest Ive ever been to insane was a saddlebred I resuced when I was 18 who kept trying to kill me. We eventually sorted it out, but I know that with the kids there is no way I have the time to spend with a massively project horse. Something that requires some schooling & some work fair enough, but I need something I trust because the kids are around,and I dont want them not to be able to do their own ponies, because ive got a "challenging" one IYSWIM?

Ill have to see whats said about him when the vets got all the info from the previous vet, and when hes been assessed, and then take it from there.

I might well be back asking which of you wants to take a racehorse off my hands grin

My dad learnt to ride on an ex-racer, he was a lovely horse. I rode a half blind pony called Nutmeg who'd bolt at his own shadow. I loved him anyway.

VicarInaTutuDrankSantasSherry Wed 05-Dec-12 23:47:36

im glad you updated and i wish you well with him, i do hope you keep him - he sounds like he has been through quite a few idiot owners.....

Just found this thread - Mac is v.lucky he 'found' you. Ex-racers aren't always easy but of the ones I've been around / involved with:
One has just retired from the hunting field at the age of 24 - took on anything, and was pretty bombproof, but came back when requested
One is up at my current stables and I ride him in a lesson once a week - he's bloody fast forward going into jumps, but heart of gold and wants to get over them clean and with the rider still on his back
Ex-National hunt jumper (retired as too 'slow') - good when showjumping, not to be let loose in 'company' smile
Flat racer that was too slow as a 3 year old - turning out to be a rather magnificent polocrosser though

Anyway, the above is a long winded way of saying Mac sounds as though he'll be fun. Will be interesting to see what your trainer friend thinks. Wishing you both a long and happy time together.

prettybird Wed 05-Dec-12 23:38:16

This is definitely a horse with special skills: able to get loose, find your field, acquire, use and then hide some bolt cutters hmmwink

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