Says Naomi Smith
It is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more
"Why do BHS think that to compromise with those with no jurisdiction will gain lawful rights of way for horses ?"
Says Tony Barnett
Common lands in surrey as is the case with all common lands need the consent of the secretary of state for any developments, by applying to PINS.
It is not for the council to arrange stage 1 or 2 or anyother silly arrangements on the common lands, Wotton or any other common land that is only vested with the council under S 9, 65 CRA, so why do BHS think that to compromise with those with no jurisdiction will gain lawful rights of way for horses.
It is possible that there are more walkers than horse riders complaining/opposed to the cycles on the common, yet these people and the Happy Hackers are not of interest to BHS, if the walkers loose their rights, BHS would have lost their way long before, is there any wonder why horse riders are looked upon as ignorant, or horse riders have similar regard to none BHS riders and to dog walkers alike, following the snobbery of the hierarchy/ignorance at BHS?
Those that are members, should take care of any advice/assurances given on rights of access to any open access or common land rider rights by the common lands experts at BHS.
Another claim to ownership rights"Iping common" by SWT has hit the dust, something BHS failed to achieve, there will be a full account of this on horseytalk.
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