Says Adrienne Yentis
A friend of mine recently was riding on the heath
and she came across a group of cattle strung out across the bridlepath with no way through – the only way off was to turn round. Fortunately her horse
remained calm throughout. But you can imagine how a nervous horse might react ........... read more
Electric Sheep Wire
"The problem is that it cannot be seen and horse riders are frightened that the horses could be spooked against it. A not unfounded fear as you can see the width of the lorries leaves little room for manoeuvre"
Says Maureen Comber
In my voluntary job as BHS Hants CABO I was called to have a look at what seems to have been something of a long standing problem which as yet is unresolved.
In the pix you can just about see the wire alongside the road, but it is also alongside the headland bridleways through the fields.
The problem is that it cannot be seen and horse riders are frightened that the horses could be spooked against it.
A not unfounded fear as you can see the width of the lorries leaves little room for manoeuvre.
I don't think the problem is unresolvable and suggest three possible solutions:
The manufacturers could use coloured wire
The farmer could apply for generous grants to replace the hedges that have been removed at some time
The fences could leave a more generous headland width
I wonder if any of your readers have encountered a similar problem?
Says Linda Wright
We moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more