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My friend's horse farm is 1/3 mile off the road and at the end of the long lane there is a gate that is closed when the 'trail rides' business is closed.

There is a 'private property' sign - and a sign with hours and phone number....and a 'beware of dogs' sign (she has 6 dogs - two are great danes) and it is surprising how many people ignore the signs. They park in the private lane and go over or around the gate.

Many times my friend has left her house on the property to find people trying to pet horses or walking in the pastures.She's also heard shouting when in her home and found people afraid of the dogs. When she tells the people to leave - they act offended. Apparently to some, 'private property' means nothing.

Her husband found a sign on FB and it's now on the gate. The sign is only visible when the gate (and the business ) are closed.

Just below the 'private property' sign is this:

You would be better off sand papering a
lion's ass in a pair of pork chop panties than
being caught on the other side of this gate.
Thank you - and have a good day.

Loved it!
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
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  • Profile picture of the author max5ty
    Sometimes it's hard to understand people.

    I'm wondering if she has posted her hours clearly on her website/Facebook page, etc.

    Seemingly too many people are showing up without knowing her hours...

    just a thought
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    The hours are posted on the website - on the ads she places and on her business FB page. There is also a 'closed sign' that is posted at the entrance to the long lane that leads to the farm.


    Prior to starting the business this was simply a working farm - these people have lived there a long time. The 'visitors' began with the business. For some reason some people think a business property is 'public property'.



    I've been there when people have come around the gate - and when the owner sees them and asks 'can I help you'- - they say 'just looking around' as if they are in a department store. There is a lack of respect for privacy that is new - and disturbing, too.


    These folks seem surprised that anyone questions them - but cameras near the gate alerts the owners. The cameras with alarms were installed in case horses are loose...but works for people, too.



    It isn't just a privacy issue - horses may be out of pasture and contained only by that closed gate - dogs are very likely to be loose on the property. There is liability to consider.


    My friend gives all these explanations....her husband just says 'people is stupid'.
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    • Profile picture of the author max5ty
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      The hours are posted on the website - on the ads she places and on her business FB page. There is also a 'closed sign' that is posted at the entrance to the long lane that leads to the farm.


      Prior to starting the business this was simply a working farm - these people have lived there a long time. The 'visitors' began with the business. For some reason some people think a business property is 'public property'.



      I've been there when people have come around the gate - and when the owner sees them and asks 'can I help you'- - they say 'just looking around' as if they are in a department store. There is a lack of respect for privacy that is new - and disturbing, too.


      These folks seem surprised that anyone questions them - but cameras near the gate alerts the owners. The cameras with alarms were installed in case horses are loose...but works for people, too.



      It isn't just a privacy issue - horses may be out of pasture and contained only by that closed gate - dogs are very likely to be loose on the property. There is liability to consider.


      My friend gives all these explanations....her husband just says 'people is stupid'.
      I kinda figured she did.

      Not much is surprising with some people these days though.

      That new sign should help a little
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      The hours are posted on the website - on the ads she places and on her business FB page. There is also a 'closed sign' that is posted at the entrance to the long lane that leads to the farm.


      Prior to starting the business this was simply a working farm - these people have lived there a long time. The 'visitors' began with the business. For some reason some people think a business property is 'public property'.



      I've been there when people have come around the gate - and when the owner sees them and asks 'can I help you'- - they say 'just looking around' as if they are in a department store. There is a lack of respect for privacy that is new - and disturbing, too.


      These folks seem surprised that anyone questions them - but cameras near the gate alerts the owners. The cameras with alarms were installed in case horses are loose...but works for people, too.



      It isn't just a privacy issue - horses may be out of pasture and contained only by that closed gate - dogs are very likely to be loose on the property. There is liability to consider.


      My friend gives all these explanations....her husband just says 'people is stupid'.
      I would have the sign say when the gates shut: "Smile, you are being recorded on camera, any persons entering this private property outside business hours will be prosecuted for trespassing"

      Push the camera bit.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

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      Prior to starting the business this was simply a working farm - these people have lived there a long time. The 'visitors' began with the business. For some reason some people think a business property is 'public property'.
      In our store, we occasionally get people that think it's public property, and we are just bothering them.

      They will ignore me when I talk to them, or just walk round and then ask "Where's your bathroom?"

      Or they will come in talking on their phone, and not stop while they are there.

      This is almost entirely from younger people, maybe under 35.

      I think they are put on this Earth to soften the pain of our retirement from the store.

      Yeah, for some reason, some people think farms are public property. Maybe they think it's like a petting zoo.
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      • Profile picture of the author max5ty
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        Or they will come in talking on their phone, and not stop while they are there.
        I have seen people at the grocery, get out of their car while on the phone.

        Get a cart while on their phone.

        Shop the whole store while on their phone.

        Pay while on their phone...

        and leave while still on their phone.

        Not sure what this condition is called. I'm sure it's called something.

        I think it's some people's security blanket and they use it as a shield from others while they're in public.

        It's sad
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        In our store, we occasionally get people that think it's public property, and we are just bothering them.

        They will ignore me when I talk to them, or just walk round and then ask "Where's your bathroom?"

        Or they will come in talking on their phone, and not stop while they are there.

        This is almost entirely from younger people, maybe under 35.

        I think they are put on this Earth to soften the pain of our retirement from the store.

        Yeah, for some reason, some people think farms are public property. Maybe they think it's like a petting zoo.
        Perfectly understandable, they probably think its a VC Museum! The antique ceiling fans dont help either.
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    That's a good idea - I'll pass it on to them!
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    Funny and clever. May work.

    On the Flip side who knows what triggers the dark side in people.

    I see alot of people walking past a Tesla and stop and come back to vandalize only after they hear the Sentry Mode activate.
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    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

    My friend's horse farm is 1/3 mile off the road and at the end of the long lane there is a gate that is closed when the 'trail rides' business is closed.

    There is a 'private property' sign - and a sign with hours and phone number....and a 'beware of dogs' sign (she has 6 dogs - two are great danes) and it is surprising how many people ignore the signs. They park in the private lane and go over or around the gate.

    Many times my friend has left her house on the property to find people trying to pet horses or walking in the pastures.She's also heard shouting when in her home and found people afraid of the dogs. When she tells the people to leave - they act offended. Apparently to some, 'private property' means nothing.

    Her husband found a sign on FB and it's now on the gate. The sign is only visible when the gate (and the business ) are closed.

    Just below the 'private property' sign is this:

    Loved it!
    So, Kay nothing new there l lived on a farm most of my life, and occasionally got someone out of town who got over the dry stream and took a walk. Since they got sick and tired of doing so in a public park, with screaming children or ones that use the park to relieve themselves.

    Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

    I have seen people at the grocery, get out of their car while on the phone.

    Get a cart while on their phone.

    Shop the whole store while on their phone.

    Pay while on their phone...

    and leave while still on their phone.

    Not sure what this condition is called. I'm sure it's called something.

    I think it's some people's security blanket and they use it as a shield from others while they're in public.

    It's sad
    And Ethnic minorities who apparently have to walk into a public toilet talking loudly to someone while doing their business.

    But l agree stupid is viral.

    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    Perfectly understandable, they probably think its a VC Museum! The antique ceiling fans dont help either.
    Nor does the rack!

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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Slightly off topic since you can not do this at a farm. Once Six Flags Great Adventure closes down after the Holiday Season for the Winter. They move Jersey Barriers in front of the main entrance.

    Its amazing someone sees a "Beware of dog sign" and stupidly ignores it. You never know if a dog that is taught to attack trespassers is behind the gate.
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  • Profile picture of the author max5ty
    After thinking about this overnight...

    not sure why some things bug me because I can't come up with a quick answer.

    I have several nice cars. I have state-of-the-art alarm systems on them. If someone touches the car an alarm goes off and then my phone goes off. I can click on the app and see what is going on because I have tiny 360-degree cameras on my cars...all part of the most updated alarm system you can get. Usually, it's just people taking a picture.

    So, this led me to my decision on this problem.

    I would mount devices that shoot a laser beam like a fence. If someone breaks the beam, a loud alarm, and a warning message sounds.

    The reason I decided on this is because my first thought was to just put up a fence...but I know those can be very expensive. So...

    a sophisticated laser beam alarm system is less expensive and easier to install.

    Once that was in place, only the bravest of the brave would dare proceed further once the loud blaring alarm went off along with the message they were trespassing.

    The only other thought I had was snipers
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  • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
    Hi Kay!
    Has your friend considered an electric fence, at least around the entrance? Easily turned on and off during business hours.

    I have had the same problem, here. I've had footprints walking from my gate all the way behind my house. My gate is 2/10's of a mile from the house. The prints were in winter, in the snow. I turn the fence off in winter. It's a five strand, vinyl coated wire fence. Bottom two wires are hot as well as the top one. Top one keeps people out and horses in. Bottom wires keep critters out.

    Maybe even the hot tape fencing?

    "I'm not causing any harm!" is the excuse people put in their heads to tresspass.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    They have electric wire and hot tape all around the place but not on the gate. They may have to string it up.



    I don't understand the mentality - it seems people have lost respect for other people's property. Like what they hear is "Oh sorry, didn't think you'd mind us looking around".


    The camera triggers an alarm in the house which is even deeper in to the property....they may have to add an alarm ...or two.


    I said 'just shoot them' but they thought that went too far....


    Anyone see the video today of the dude breaking into a truck - where the owner had rigged a flash bang due to 7 previous breakins? Funny to see how fast that crook could move.
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    • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      They have electric wire and hot tape all around the place but not on the gate. They may have to string it up.



      I don't understand the mentality - it seems people have lost respect for other people's property. Like what they hear is "Oh sorry, didn't think you'd mind us looking around".


      The camera triggers an alarm in the house which is even deeper in to the property....they may have to add an alarm ...or two.


      I said 'just shoot them' but they thought that went too far....


      Anyone see the video today of the dude breaking into a truck - where the owner had rigged a flash bang due to 7 previous breakins? Funny to see how fast that crook could move.
      If the fence around the gate is hot, I think you can just add on a quick connect with a 'hook' or something. Not sure if I'm saying it right, but I've seen it done.

      LOL.. I've seen sprinklers that have motion detectors, too. People use them for deer, but dang, could be useful and with the cameras, some damned good entertainment.

      I love the flash bang idea! There have been so many problems with vehicle break ins and especially mailboxes in rural areas.
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    And the sign said
    "Long-haired freaky people
    Need not apply"
    So I tucked my hair up under my hat
    And I went in to ask him why
    He said, "You look like a fine upstandin' young man
    I think you'll do"
    So I took off my hat and said, "Imagine that
    Huh, me workin' for you"
    Whoa
    Sign, sign
    Everywhere a sign
    Blockin' out the scenery
    Breakin' my mind
    Do this, don't do that
    Can't you read the sign?
    And the sign said
    "Anybody caught trespassin'
    Will be shot on sight"
    So I jumped on the fence and I yelled at the house
    "Hey! What gives you the right
    To put up a fence to keep me out
    But to keep Mother Nature in?
    If God was here, he'd tell you to your face
    'Man, you're some kind of sinner'"
    Sign, sign
    Everywhere a sign
    Blockin' out the scenery
    Breakin' my mind
    Do this, don't do that
    Can't you read the sign?
    Now, hey you, mister, can't you read?
    You got to have a shirt and tie to get a seat
    You can't even watch, no, you can't eat
    You ain't supposed to be here
    The sign said, "You've got to have a membership card
    To get inside"
    Uh
    And the sign said
    "Everybody welcome
    Come in, kneel down and pray"
    But when they passed around the plate at the end of it all
    I didn't have a penny to pay
    So I got me a pen and a paper
    And I made up my own little sign
    I said, "Thank you, Lord, for thinkin' 'bout me
    I'm alive and doin' fine"
    Woo!
    Sign, sign
    Everywhere a sign
    Blockin' out the scenery
    Breakin' my mind
    Do this, don't do that
    Can't you read the sign?
    Sign, sign
    Everywhere a sign
    Sign

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    The language suits peoples act. I wonder why do people have to a pain in the ass and always do what they are asked not too.
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