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A horse owner is campaigning to raise awareness of horse riders on the road after her horse was killed in a horrific accident
The horse, a seven-year-old mare named Ruby, was struck by a flatbed trailer after a Toyota pick-up truck that was towing it overtook her and her rider.
The incident took place on Monday evening, just before 6.45pm and resulted in the road being closed for two hours.
Ruby’s rider and the other horses that were in the group that Ruby was being ridden with managed to escape unharmed but Ruby was left with severe injuries and had to be put down.
Speaking about Ruby’s injuries, she said: “The horse had been severed in half. I’ve never seen so much blood. The paramedics had covered the horse with a blanket. Other motorists had also put their jumpers on top of her to try to stop the bleeding. They were absolutely brilliant. “ But Ruby was bleeding to death. A vet was called out and gave her an injection to put her to sleep.”
I think a stronger effort should be made for the discussion of rails to trails projects (where communities turn old railroads into biking, hiking and horseback paths)
No pics? Come on. If it was so gruesome then show us gruesome pictures and raise some awareness.
Horses should be fenced in, and if they are wild then they have as good a chance as the moose and deer.
I have heard that the UK has much of its (private) land tied up and not readily accessible by the public, which is a complete sham if it is
Anyway, another way to look at it is this ... if we experience a Mad Max type breakdown in society, those with horses will be kings and queens. Further, I doubt you will have to worry about sharing the road with anyone else.
Originally posted by fluff007
...if you do see some sort of animal running directly toward your intended path of travel - im assuming you would try and take some sort of evasive action, so as not to cause harm to the animal, yourself or your vehicle...?