Some horse sense

MY daughter regularly rides her pony on the roads and does not normally incur problems. She wears a fluorescent jacket, ensures her pony is well behaved, rides in broad daylight, and is always courteous to considerate drives. One recent Saturday, however,

MY daughter regularly rides her pony on the roads and does not normally incur problems. She wears a fluorescent jacket, ensures her pony is well behaved, rides in broad daylight, and is always courteous to considerate drives.

One recent Saturday, however, was a different story. My daugher was riding to a local show as usual. Several drivers became impatient. They got so close to my daughter and pony's backside that it was extremely dangerous and frightening. Some drivers overtook her when it was obviously not safe to do so, therefore not giving my daughter the space she needs - and special thanks to the driver who drove up alongside my daughter, and decided to rev up his engine and then speed off. This stupidity really did frighten my daughter and her pony. As well as this she also had to suffer a tirade of verbal abuse from several drivers.

Horses are entitled to be on the roads just as much as other road users. A little bit of horse sense goes a long way. Then we all reach our destination safely in the end.

MRS O ANDREWS, Kingsbrook, St Ives


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