We have lived in our property for 42 years and have a fully boarded fence around our paddock. Our neighbours have very recently planted what appears to be a laurel hedge very closely up against part of our fence but on their side of the property. They are complaining that our horse has damaged their new hedge and require compensation. They did not approach us about the planting of the hedge, which would have been the neighbourly thing to do. Who is in the right here? I know that we should fence against our own property, but the circumstances in this case seem a little different. Your comments would be appreciated.