Well, what would you do?
Sorry guys last weeks paper is pretty clear...
Scanned it in as a photo (was still in the re-cycling)
Horses can do no wrong but to some degree owners can and have to be liable.........surely.
Also I now have an image in my head of some unfaithful/money grabbing husband/wife telling the police that the horse stood on the shotgun and blew his/her wifes/husbands head off.
Sorry, Dave, I can't read it.
I'm a townie. All I know about horses is that 1 end bites and 1 end kicks . In a situation like this I would prolly slow down (if such a thing were actually possible) and give the horse a wide berth, for my own safety. I certainly wouldn't be attempting any heroics like trying to catch the thing!
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If you double click it it gets bigger (Oooerrrr)
Photos of horse incident:
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Photo not working for me.
The thing about horses is they are animals and they are never going to be bombproof. We either accept that and act differently around them than we would a motorcar or a bike rider or we ban them from the roads.
Personally I don't think it's too much to ask for people to give horses and their riders special consideration. You can't just say well it's up to them to keep their horse under control - strange sights such as 500 runners charging at them or a bunch of 50 bikes is going to spook them, or some of them. For most horse riders horses are a huge part of their lives and having to slow down or stop for them every now and again doesn't cost the rest of us much.
Sorry not much good at this internet lark.
Couple of photos on flickr.com - search athletesinaction.co.uk & click on Brampton to Carlisle section
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