Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sunshine, Mush, & Redneck Hell

The title pretty much sums up last evening.  Although it was sunny, the ground was mushy and VERY wet and then there are my f%#^*+!g neighbors...

At lunch yesterday I schlepped to the craft store and picked up some new fake flowers for my jumps.  The jumper ring next week will be shared by some regional equitation finals classes so I expect some flowery huntery jumps.  We don't have that stuff normally in the jumper ring so I don't want Poppy to be surprised.

I just hacked the mare even though it was sunny, it is still just awfully wet.  She was grouchy and fussy having been off since Sunday so I also didn't feel like fighting her to the jumps.  She cantered alot of poles, lots of halting and backing up, and working until she listened.  I think she will be fine today.

Then I lunged Luxxx expecting to hop on afterward.  As I was lunging him the neighbors across the street started target practice with their cannon.  Baby was EXPLODING.  I mean like auditioning for the Lipizan stallion show.  
They never stopped shooting until it was dark so I never got him calmed down enough to get on.  It is days like this that I am ready to put my shit up for sale, move to a quiet neighborhood, and board within city limits where shooting is not allowed.  I am also considering buying a bull horn and standing under their tree stand and blowing it every few minutes.


11 comments:

  1. Your neighbors have a CANNON?! No wonder Lux was worried!

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    1. I don't know for sure that it is a cannon or what a cannon sounds like, but it sounds like what I imagine a cannon to be

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  2. Lol so you live with the rednecks?

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    1. Ironically they have labeled my county old rich people lol!

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  3. The bull horn idea sounds great and it should only be used between the hours of midnight & 6 am every 15minutes - just to be sure they are thoroughly inconvenienced...vindictive me?! *shocked*

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    1. I read about people who accidentally shoot themselves. When I am really pissed I imagine that happening.

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  4. ugh that totally sucks. maybe the horses will eventually get used to it since they do it so often? we have a shooting range just on the other side of the woods from my barn, and none of the horses bat an eye at gun shots since they live with it full time

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    1. We have been here 7 years and the dogs and horses never have gotten used to it. The horses are all on ulcer preventative meds due to the stress it causes. The dogs hide and shake, it is horrible. Some neighbors are kind enough to call and give me a heads up but these do it on purpose I am convinced.

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  5. I think the blowhorn is a good idea. Maybe you can use it in between cannon blasts?

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