horse lover

United States

#1 Feb 29, 2012
I chose to live in Flower Mound several years ago, and especially this neighborhood because of the hills, trees, and lake. Flower Mound was named "Tree City" last year because of our great heritage within the Cross Timbers Forest. Part of our forest is being destroyed by 4 horses which are confined to about 1 to one and a half acres by the owner at 3229 Indian Trail. On Monday, I noticed around 22 new bark strippings and by Tuesday, about 25 more. Today I walked the property adjacent and counted over 100 whose bark have been eaten off their trunks. The phot below show bark eaten off the adjacent property's trees. This property has been for sale for approximately 1 year and will never sell because of the stench and unsightliness of the corral and feeding area for these horses. The horses are not well confined, for they have escaped many times, due to a fence that appears to be of wood, but, in fact, is thin wire which cannot be seen several yards from the road. Last summer the horses were kept in another area where they destroyed most of the trees on that side. The property is over 10 acres, but the horses are confined to this small area. They are eating the bark due to nutrients they may get from the bark and/or boredom. They have not been fed hay in several weeks. The owner told my wife that hay was too expensive. This will surely affect the property values of homes that are near this unsightliness and dead trees and stumps in a valley which we all admired up to this point. This owner is "indirectly causing the destruction" of trees. This needs immediate attention as the horses are in the process as you read this letter. Please, please help us.
horse lover

United States

#2 Feb 29, 2012
I have sent this letter to the Town of Flower Mound.
native

Richardson, TX

#3 Aug 30, 2012
What? Your worried about a couple of horses eating bark off some trees? I really don't see how that is ruining Flower Mound. The town has done that all on their own by allowing so many homes and businesses to be built here. Flower Mound is already destroyed. I have lived in Flower Mound for 32 years and my family has been living on this land for hundreds of years. Horses/farms is what this town was about. Now it's just money.
Flower Mounder

Dallas, TX

#4 Sep 19, 2012
horse lover wrote:
I chose to live in Flower Mound several years ago, and especially this neighborhood because of the hills, trees, and lake. Flower Mound was named "Tree City" last year because of our great heritage within the Cross Timbers Forest. Part of our forest is being destroyed by 4 horses which are confined to about 1 to one and a half acres by the owner at 3229 Indian Trail. On Monday, I noticed around 22 new bark strippings and by Tuesday, about 25 more. Today I walked the property adjacent and counted over 100 whose bark have been eaten off their trunks. The phot below show bark eaten off the adjacent property's trees. This property has been for sale for approximately 1 year and will never sell because of the stench and unsightliness of the corral and feeding area for these horses. The horses are not well confined, for they have escaped many times, due to a fence that appears to be of wood, but, in fact, is thin wire which cannot be seen several yards from the road. Last summer the horses were kept in another area where they destroyed most of the trees on that side. The property is over 10 acres, but the horses are confined to this small area. They are eating the bark due to nutrients they may get from the bark and/or boredom. They have not been fed hay in several weeks. The owner told my wife that hay was too expensive. This will surely affect the property values of homes that are near this unsightliness and dead trees and stumps in a valley which we all admired up to this point. This owner is "indirectly causing the destruction" of trees. This needs immediate attention as the horses are in the process as you read this letter. Please, please help us.
Why don't you worry about your own trees and not someone else's. That's the prob. You said you moved here for the trees and lakes and even horses. I was born here. It was a nice place to grow up in the country until you people started showing up busy body noise city people. I remember when it was common to see deer and turkey. With you moving here you are a direct cause of the removal of such trees to build your big fancy houses and wider roads. Move back to whee you came from. That way another tree doesn't have to come down to build another home. Yours will be open for the next person to leave Plano.

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