Self Indulgent And An Important Question!

Brontie

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Hey Guys, Self indulgent bit first
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This holiday my Grandad had arranged for me to ride at his friends riding school. I went out on Sunday with two ladies who took great care of me all the way opening gates etc. We were just about to canter and Drip (Grey Mare 20 years old) took off with me into a gallop. This was the first time I ever galloped and when I looked behind me I was reassured to see the two other riders has kept up with me and I wasnt on my own. It was great, got a nice tan and saw some gorgous scenary.

Part 2: The Question.
Yesterday, we went out for a hack on a Bridle path which went through a horses field. We were sorround by which must of been 20 - 30 horses. We both had to dismount as we were sorrounded by all these horses. Our two horses didnt like it and started kicking out. We had to keep next to the fence, so no horse could get between me and my horse and other rider between my horse and his.

Is there a law on how many horses can be kept in a Field which has a bridle path running through it?

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Pilib

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I am not sure about the bridlepath question.

But I think that Drip is a FAB name for a horse!!

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If the horses are creating a nuisance then the first port of call is the Access Department of your local County Council and also your local BHS Bridleway Officer.

Which County was this in and I will let you have the contact details of the local county BHS Bridleway Officer?
 

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If there is any sort of official path through a field with horses or livestock in it, the owners of the livestock/horses are liable for the animals behaviour.

We have a footpath through two fields our horses go in, but they are on the whole seasoned walkers and stay on the path. Our horses tend to stay away from them. Friend said a woman let her dog off and came off the path the other week - Friend was much politer than I would have been
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. I don't think I'd like our neds to be in a field with a bridle path through it - I'd have to fence it off so my horses and the visiting horses were safe.
 
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