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Horse crap in road
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chris mf35    Posted 05-10-2002 at 18:48:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
does enyone else hate the crap in the road? these horse people arround here ride on our back roads with little traffic. the problem i have is they just keep on going when they crap the road full, leaving it to be slung on cars driving down road. should they not be required to clean it up? i bet i would be in jail if i took the same crap and slung it on their cars. are there any solutions?

chris mf35 your all missing the point. only yuppies own horses here    Posted 05-11-2002 at 19:03:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
fresh cow fertilizer spayer by my dairy farmer neigber does not bother me. wish he had enough to do my place to. these horses are only for yuppie riding. the don't even stay in the same field as cows. it like those bike people only here it's horses. how do you fill about those bikers crapping in the road? i come here hoping to find some sane people with good advice but find only idots. think i better stay on the tractor boards with the sane people. burhead one of the most respected names on the tractor boards even loses his sanity on here. and mark as many times as he's posted doesn't leave his house enough to know if a horse crapped in his front steps.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-11-2002 at 23:16:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chris; I am sorry if I got you upset with my answers. I did not try to get you mad, I was having a little fun on this post about horse poop. I do leave my house just do it as little as I haft to. There isn't much in our little town to offer that is better than my home. You should admit that the comment about horse droppings to a country person is not a subject that I sure would tell them bothered me. And realy I thought you were jokeing at first but I see you are serious about it bothering you. So if I upset you I am sorry I did. Things get a little rought on all the sites once in a while and I still think this is kind of funny and not a real problem. Sincerly Mark H.

kraig WY    Posted 05-11-2002 at 20:17:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
In Jackson Hole, the yuppie capital of Wyoming (owned by rich folks and movie stars) they still drive cattle through town (driven by horse people mind you). Nobody seems to complain. Don't see where I have any more right to ride my horse on the road moving my cows then a yuppie pleasure riding. Shoot, the horse don't know if he's poopin' for a cowboy or yuppie. Somehow I fail to see the problem. I must be an idiot.

screaminghollow    Posted 05-11-2002 at 18:53:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
The horse craps been left in the road for hundreds of years and long before your car was a dream. If you don't like it with your gas guzzling pollution emitting, ozone depleting SUV,learn to drive around it. Or maybe we ought to have the same pooper scooper law for your vehicle. Keep all that exhaust for yourself and take it home with you. I don't want it deposited along my road frontage or polluting my fresh country air.

Kansas Kid    Posted 05-11-2002 at 16:39:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes I agree everyone who rides a horse should be required by law to pack a shovel and bucket to clean up the mess they leave behind and if not fine them $1000.00. Same with your car that leaks oil you clean it up just the same or your fine should be $10,000.00 since it will not dry up and blow away like horse crap does.

I always wondered who came up with all of these really important laws like horse crap removal now I know. THANKS SO MUCH

Ron/PA    Posted 05-11-2002 at 09:25:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Was when we were cleaning out a layer house
60,000 birds, cleaned once a year with 5 spreaders 12 hours a day for 4 days.
A light coat of manure was on the road in both directions from trailings off the spreaders, a lady in her mercedes stopped to read me the riot act, and inform me that she did not move to this area to smell that crap, and she would be at tomorrows council meeting to complain.
As she left she went through the containment swail about 8 inches deep with wet rained on manure and when she turned out the driveway, I saw that her seat belt, and the belt to her full length leather coat was dragging on the ground.
The next night, at the council meeting, no one could stand to park next to her car, (chicken poop and hot exhaust really suck you know)
and the board told her that that farm was there wayyyy longer than her quarter million dollar home. She left p!ssed and I left smilling, but her car still stunk, and I didn't plow the field next to her home until the flies hatched (grin)

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-11-2002 at 07:47:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
The poop never botherd me in the country. What did bother me was yuppies that would drive into the country with there Volvos and a bycicel on top of it park in some area and sporting some kind if fancy spandex type cloths and funny helment with little mirrors on them. They would all get to gether in a row and ride down our road about 3 ft into the lane making it imposible to pass them. They complained to the town that they were doing the ecolige thing by riding there bikes in stead of driving?? Could not figure why they used there car to get to the nice spot to ride in the country and complain when people would honk when they finly got a chance to pass after a few miles of following them. When I rode a bike as a kid I kept it off the road and yeailed to the cars and trucks because I knew what they could do to me if I got hit. Nowdays they think they are invincable because they have this new law to share the road? Now that is what bothers me and they would get mad if a peice of farm equipment was slowing them down on there way to riding there bikes even tho the guy was trying to make a living instead of joy rideing. Mark H.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 05-11-2002 at 19:31:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark I know those people, one stopped to talk to us on the street once, I said move your bike and yourself up here on the side walk so a car doesn't hit you, he said if he hits me I will sue his a$$ off. I said wouldn't it be nice to still be able to walk and ride your bike?
Later Bob

Kansas Kid    Posted 05-11-2002 at 16:47:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have the same problem here they gather in a small town north of here every year and ride through the flinthills. But first they camp at the school for a couple days riding bikes around town just like they pay property tax on them bikes to keep the roads maintained like I do on my trucks. Then one of them says something stupid like they have every right to be on the roads. Maybe if they did pay taxes on them. Like we dont pay enough taxes already but they could move over and let a person by ya know.

chris mf35    Posted 05-11-2002 at 07:58:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
whos the yuppie? yuppies live in town. i live in the county. no sewer, no trash pickup, no streetlights. just keep your town comments in town.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-11-2002 at 08:22:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
The town comment was the fact that it wasn't a city and I was living 10 mile from the town of about 850 people. The yuppies would come out to the country to ride the bikes. Now as for where I live they don't even have 1.5 paved roads it is all dirt! No street lights, no cable, no trash pick up, no fire department, and the nearest big town (city) is 100 miles away too. As far as houses not many of them either. I worry more about a rock kicking up and breaking something on the truck then I do a little poop that washes off if I feel like cleaning the truck once a month or so. I just never heard of a Country Guy complaining of a little poop on the road befor and you kind of set your self up for the comments. Mark H.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-11-2002 at 08:43:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
PS I forgot the countie don't mow our grass either along the side of the road were lucky if the grade it once or twice during the summer and keep the snow drifts down during the winter. Must be nice having paved roads along with having the grass mowed by a crew and still living out in the country. I guess I just live in the out back and we don't get that sort of treatment around here. Mark H.

chris mf35 -mountain man    Posted 05-11-2002 at 07:11:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
NOT A YUPPIE! born and raised in noertheast tennessee. don,t mind cow crap in the field or barn. the roads are paved 1.5 laners, must pull over to pass. mow yard with mf35 gas no power steering. family been on this land for 10 generations. what really gets me is these people haul their horses in. we have three foot or more ditches that the county mowes whats wrong with then? at least they could move it to the side.
i guess what really kicked me off was one covered ther front of my mailbox and keeped going.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 05-11-2002 at 06:50:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This is just a joke, right? If you are sincere in your horse crap of a complaint, remember, with that leather covered steering wheel that came with your Mercedes you can manage to drive right around the road apples and continue on back to the city where you came from.

Jamie and Danielle    Posted 04-18-2003 at 18:06:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]

bob ny    Posted 05-11-2002 at 05:58:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
just remember the horse was here before the car

Rob    Posted 12-18-2003 at 12:41:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When an i come to yo house and bust

Dave 2N    Posted 05-11-2002 at 04:59:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't know if you are really serious or just trying to stir up something. BUT---I think there are some people on the cancer floor of the local hospital who would gladly trade problems with you anytime.

Salmoneye    Posted 05-11-2002 at 04:47:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You must be kidding...

Sell the Lexus or move back to the city...

EIEIO    Posted 05-11-2002 at 01:54:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I like horse crap on the road because:
Keeps the dust down,
Keeps flies away from the house,
Smells better than exhaust fumes,
You know you live in the country.

As everybody else has said sure beats the heck out of beer cans, wrappers, garbage, and all the other "good" stuff you find on the city roads. Take a ride in a major city during rush hour and you will be thankful it is only horse crap on your road.

Do you carry a bucket of water to wash off any oil that you might leave on the road? Also what are your feelings on bird do on your car, do mama birds have to carry a bucket and shovel?

I am not bashing you I just want you to see the bright side of things. Ain't life grand!!!


Hal/WA    Posted 05-11-2002 at 00:19:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are a lot of things I worry about, but I am afraid a little horse manure in the road is not one of them. Of course the horse people are not using the best manners not cleaning up after their animals, but this country has way too many laws now, most of which can never be equally enforced. If you can, drive around the piles, and if you can't miss them, it could be a LOT worse!

kraig WY    Posted 05-10-2002 at 23:31:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know where you live but here horses have as much right on the road as vehicle, more in fact (open range law in effect) Fact is its nothing uncommon to see people riding horses in town. There is a law that says you can't tie a horse out side of a bar. Don't want the horse setting in the sun all day while the rider sets on a bar stool. People use roads for moving cattle and sheep. Horse poop beats beer cans.

LH    Posted 05-10-2002 at 22:52:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Once horse crap dries out or a few days you won't be able to tell it from grass clippings yur mower spreads on the edge of the road as you mow, It's a totally biodegradable product unlike the oil dripping from any leaks on your vehicle. Quit whining and get a damnlife.

PDB    Posted 05-10-2002 at 20:06:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
At least they still ride on your road. The county paved my gravel road last year and now the yuppie cowboys ride along side the road in my lawn leaving 5 inch deep hoofprints.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 05-10-2002 at 19:45:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Chris, my wife is from the city and all of her family too. And I can recall many times my motherinlaw saying how her father made them go out on the street with a shovel and pail and gather the valued droppings from the ice and milk man's horses for their garden. I guess there is just too much dung around these days to be appreciated.:<)

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-10-2002 at 20:03:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now you can just scrape a good load off the wheel wells when you get home. Mark H.

buck    Posted 05-10-2002 at 19:35:44       [Reply]  [No Email]

since we all try to be nice you could just carry a shovel and each time you encounter this situation just jump out and clean it up.Some states put your name on a sign if you keep a piece of road clean.

Horse    Posted 05-10-2002 at 19:24:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you the same guy that drives by doing 60mph and throws rocks in my eyes!!!!! Trigger

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-10-2002 at 19:14:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
You must be spoiled! I wouldn't mind driving in horse crap any day over a nice 4 inch deep 18 inch accross wet cow pile that makes the neatist swissh noise as it splatters up the side and on the drivers side window and keeps coming off the tire for a few revilutions on the just cleaned truck on the way to town to eat out for dinner. But I will take that over a traffic jam any day. Keeps the Yuppies from moving up here. Mark H.

Andy in Ga.    Posted 05-10-2002 at 19:04:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Aw shucks, look at it as free fertilizer. Much rather have it than all the litter.

Pitch    Posted 05-10-2002 at 18:55:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just a normal part of country life. Around these parts there is a very sizable Mennonite and Amish Population so the road apples are not even noticed. As far as I'm concerned it is not worth the hassle to worry about it. I am pretty sure I do some things that my neihgbors don't really appreciate just as they do me. But that is why I live in the country so I can live without someone nitpickin my everymove.

Pitch    Posted 05-10-2002 at 18:57:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
PS Much rather have horse crap than the Mickey D's wrappers that I am constantly cleaning out of my ditch

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-10-2002 at 19:20:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Or running into the 2,000 lb mad bull that just dumped the real load of good stuff in the road. You loose both ways your truck is totaled and you get to pay for the bull to. I live in open range and the city folks don't drive around as mush with there nice cars once the cattle have been turned loose up here. They love to leave their mark's on the road when 40-50 walk down the road for a while. Mark H.

bob ny    Posted 05-11-2002 at 06:03:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
mark we used to have a 2900 lb brown swiss ox a
real baby that used to get out and go to our niebors yard cause she had such nice tasty flowers he used the road for fertilizer distribution the cars would take some but mostly
just spread it out

Burrhead    Posted 05-10-2002 at 19:53:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
If that yuppie thinks the horse apples are bad he ortuh be around here when ever body is doing the spring and fall cattle working.

The cops escort and ride drag with cruisers on the US and state roads for the cattle.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-10-2002 at 20:00:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got to be a city boy because horse poop don't splat like good cow poop dose. It is kind of nice to run over a good pile with the truck when a car goes by. The big tires that stick out past the wheel wells some fling it better. I don't mind a little cow poop on the truck it lets people in town know where you live. Mark H.

Grove r    Posted 05-11-2002 at 07:16:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy, now you did it, yer gonna be sorry now!! Have always had a pet peave about poop on the road, now I have my chance!!!! Not horse poop, not cow poop, drive through that all summer on the cattle leases around here, it's them danged infernal COYOTES, yes, coyotes, that are supposed to live in the bush, have to come up on the road and leave that black ugly disgusting......!!well, let me tell you.....there ota be a law!!!! AND, it is even worse in the winter time.....all that nice pure white snow...come around a corner, and there it is, lying there, in all its ugliness, just for me to see, tell you, it has spoiled many a good cup of coffee..... But there is somehting that is even WORSE, luckily it doesn't happen in the wilnter!, those danged bears.......well, I warned you about getting me started...think I might have to go lie down for awhile...

Try to have a gooder, R.E.L.

Sammie    Posted 05-10-2002 at 21:54:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I must say, I'd much rather tiptoe through the horse fertilzer in my pasture than try to mow my lawn after my dog has been out there all week!!!

Burrhead    Posted 05-10-2002 at 20:11:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah and it keeps yuppies from parking too close at church.

I just keep good mud flaps on my pickup and hammer down.

Hogman    Posted 05-11-2002 at 13:58:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Rememberin tha happy days of livin in tha BIG city some folks lived next door,had a big dog,left elephant piles,I'm talkin BIG'uns.Only place it would use was My back yard. I complained,did no good,tha old gal would stand right there'n watch Her blasted dog go round tha fence and in My yard.
Ever evenin Shed drive in and park Her car nosed right into tha propertyline fence.Mornins She'd come out start tha car go back inside for a while,come back out'n go on Her way.
One mornin I came out tha backdoor slipped on a fresh pile,very calmly went to tha tool shed,grasped tha handle of a square point shovel,very calmly without malice proceeded to gather up tha freshest piles and sling em on Her windshield makin sure there was not a single spot uncovered.
I waited,soon She came out,observed tha decorations,got tha hose,removed same ,went on Her way. That evening Her car was parked elsewhere and Her dog was on a leash.
We spoke not of tha matter!
Which proves beyond tha shadow of a doubt tha absolute power of deplomacy properly applied of course....

Nathan(GA)    Posted 05-11-2002 at 20:47:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
he he he !!!!!! I was staying out of this, but you got a laugh out of me on that. Good going Hogman!

Luke    Posted 05-11-2002 at 21:56:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya mean Grove r don't get any points for the coyote thing? I thought it was kinda appropriate!

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