I had to be nice to the Woman last night because she was not very happy at all. She came back from the barn all cranky and I overheard her telling the Awesome Man about it.
Apparently when she was driving next to the barn and about to pull into the main entrance she saw (as is not uncommon) a man with a child "petting" the horses. The Woman has many many times stopped and nicely informed these parents that these are not petting ponies- they are young, intact (still have hoo-has) and can be truly dangerous especially to small fingers. This time the woman considered stopping to discuss with them but as she slowed she gave up and decided it wasn't worth it so she kept going.
So she's out in the ring riding on Snap and all of a sudden the police showed up. They asked her what happened and she had no idea what they were talking about. They asked if she saw any people and she told them that yes, she did see a man and a young child. The very unfriendly officer told her the man is filing a complaint against her because she sped up and tried to run them off the road??!!! My Woman remained calm and said there was no way that was the truth but they made her get off of Snap. Then they refused to hold Snap while she got her license and in fact ignored her request. At the car she mentioned that our car is a diesel so it is louder than other cars and that might have been why they thought she reved the engine. She asked them why the people were standing on private property anyway and they said that they were "crossing a public roadway". So anyway, they were not nice to my Woman but eventually left and they told her she might be getting a complaint in the mail.
Now my Woman knows she didn't do anything wrong but she got really upset with this situation. Not only did she do nothing wrong but she considered actually helping these people and keeping them safe. She has decided that now she is just going to have to call the police when she sees people petting the horses (oh and the man said they were 'admiring the horses'- right, on private property) for their own safety. Plus she is even doubting what the point is in ever doing the "right thing"?
(The Woman has asked for a sign that would state No Trespassing or Horses Are Dangerous or something like that for the 3 years Snap has lived there. However the owners of the farm ignore her as they infrequently visit the farm and never even listen to dangerous problems like faulty electric issues.)
Long story for ME to say that my Woman did some crying and I went over to cheer her. Rolled on my back and all and even pretended to enjoy her petting me. I'm such an awesome Man Cat.