Riders hurt when truck hits horses on road
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#1 May 27, 2008
You just can't ride your horse anywhere today. We move to the country thinking we can ride on the edge of the ride then along comes some yahoo in a pickup truck and it is all over.
#2 May 27, 2008
Your Mom says, WTF are you doing riding your horse on a busy state highway? Logic, when properly applied, tell us that one can necessarily expect to encounter motorized vehicles, such as pick-up trucks, traveling at high speeds on such roads. A horse, being neither motorized nor capable of traveling at similar speeds, has no place on the same road. I feel sorry for the poor horse. If you can afford to keep a horse, can't you also afford a safe place to ride it?
#3 May 27, 2008
You need to check the laws - I think you'll find that horses,farm equipment, implements of husbandry all have access to the same roads the cars do. Drivers need to drive better. I have a horse and a bicycle and wouldn't ride either on a public road anymore.
#4 May 28, 2008
Your Mom is exactly right. It also amazes that anyone who has a horse is an equine expert. Truth is that many of them are total idiots!
#5 Jun 7, 2008
interesting thread. the horse as transpo should really be explored. there often is a viable route from point a to point b in almost any town/city that would be several yards away from a busy street. this might not be the most direct route to where you are going, but then again, are you really in that big of a hurry? i say that if more people start exercising their rights to use a horse as true transport, it will get easier and easier for the rest of us to do. you don't have to be a mennonite to be allowed to ride your horse into town. in most areas of the u.s you are only prohibited from riding on highways/freeways, etc. out here in san diego, cal., you are even allowed to hitch in any public area. this even includes parking meters. i found this information out after a full day of tracking down the sgt. at the police department that could answer these questions. so don't be deterred, go for it! yehaw.
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