Clean up after horse

I READ many times and in many places about dog owners responsibilities and dog mess. And yet a problem 10 times larger never seems to be mentioned – horse mess. I am an avid cyclist and use my bicycle to travel into Huntingdon and to the country park. I

I READ many times and in many places about dog owners' responsibilities and dog mess. And yet a problem 10 times larger never seems to be mentioned - horse mess.

I am an avid cyclist and use my bicycle to travel into Huntingdon and to the country park. I cannot remember the number of times I have had to avoid these enormous piles left in the middle of the cycle path.

It is not only on the footpath that this hazard appears, though. My husband is a motorcyclist and in some ways this is more dangerous. As you travel at a greater speed than a pedal cycle, these death traps are not always visible until you are almost on top of them. If there is a car next to you, it is impossible to avoid them. There could be a serious accident just waiting to happen.

Why do horse owners think it is all right to just ride off into the sunset with apparent disregard for the mess their pets leave behind them? Any dog owner leaving a pile as big as that would surely be pilloried for it.


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LYNNE WEBSTER-JAGGARD, Hansell Road, Brampton

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