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Thursday, 18 September 2014
Car and horses


I was reminded of an incident that I witnessed recently when someone on twitter this evening mentioned the great Scottish Cycling advert Think Horse.

What happened (in my photograph above) was that the rider was coming up the road with two horses (she was riding one and leading the other). A driver approached from the other direction. Clearly the driver started with the right thought, because he/she did slow down. 

Now if I had been driving, I would have come to a complete stop some distance from the horses (preferably in a ‘passing point’ if there was one) and let the rider and horses pass me. I might even have turned the engine off. This driver however kept moving past the rider and horses, and the horses were quite nervous and jumpy. This put them and the rider at unnecessary risk. On this country lane two cars can barely pass each other. Perhaps drivers should be enjoined to ‘think lorry’ or to ‘think tractor’? 

Posted by bigblue on 18/09/2014 at 10:46 PM
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