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melxvengeance

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HORSES DON'T DENT, THEY DIE!

Please support a campaign I'm helping to run to raise awareness of horse & rider safety on the road. Many drivers need to be educated to PASS WIDE & SLOW - too many horses/riders are being injured, or even worse killed, on the road because these simple steps are not being followed. For example the latest case of the poor mare Ruby who was killed by being hit by an overtaking vehicle towing a trailer.

 

You can join in on the discussion on our increasingly popular facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/horsesafetyawareness/

 

And follow us on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/HorseSafetyAwar

 

Something needs to be done about this.

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CharParsley620

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Re: HORSES DON'T DENT, THEY DIE!

 a friend of mine was crossing a road when a woman speeding hit him and his horse, causing his horse to roll over the bonnet and smash the windscreen. -.- Yes. Drivers must be educated!

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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melxvengeance

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Re: HORSES DON'T DENT, THEY DIE!

perhaps mods could help with this and try to get something to run in the magazine?

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CharParsley620

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Re: HORSES DON'T DENT, THEY DIE!

 that would be so helpful. Mods..if your reading this..

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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equi

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equi says:

Re: HORSES DON'T DENT, THEY DIE!

 Its always worth PMing them, they do reply quite quickly.

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JTurnbull80

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JTurnbull80 says:

Re: HORSES DON'T DENT, THEY DIE!

 im following this on twitter - its an awful story, and so unnecessary as well.

fingers crossed for it making it into the mag!

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alrees

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alrees says:

Re: HORSES DON'T DENT, THEY DIE!

I have joined the facebook page and I am following the group on twitter too... I am very lucky and that i don't have to ride on any rodes to go out hacking but I use to and I swear by wearing Hi-viz, I had a hi-viz vest with 'PLEASE SLOW DOWN NERVOUS HORSE' I am sure that people did take notice but I do live in a horsey/farming area.
I wish people would just slow down in general, I was driving to the farm a couple of days ago and a woman doing 60mph on a mountain rode hit a lamb and killed him, it was horrible, unlucky for her the farmer was sitting in his jeep at the top of the mountain... I don't think he was too pleased!

~Beauty is in the eye of the beholder~ ~Never judge a horse by its past,always look at what it can do for you in the future~

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Rio186

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Rio186 says:

Re: HORSES DON'T DENT, THEY DIE!

Hate the danger inconsiderate drivers put us through on the roads.  It doesn't hurt them to give 3 seconds of their valuable time to slow down.  Would be nice if we could get something across to make them think more... unfortunately, the ones that don't think about the horses (and riders) welfare, probably also don't read horsey magazines!

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Nicola Young

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Nicola Young says:

Re: HORSES DON'T DENT, THEY DIE!

Hi Mel,

 

We've heard about Ruby in the office - we were all horrified at what happend!
I've made this topic stick on the forum, and have forwarded the campaign onto the editorial team for you.


Thanks,
Nicola

Nicola Young | Web Producer | Your Horse

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willow_1

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willow_1 says:

Re: HORSES DON'T DENT, THEY DIE!

Four of us were out hacking yesterday.  Single file I might add and all wearing hi-viz.  A police van came towards us, driven by a young wpc.  It didn't slow down.  What chance have you got when even they don't slow down.

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JTurnbull80

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JTurnbull80 says:

Re: HORSES DON'T DENT, THEY DIE!

 Just in case anyone wants to do their bit, I've just signed an e-petition to have part of the driving test (theory and practical) dedicated to safe handling of passing animals (cows, sheep and HORSES etc).



It was started by the people who started the campaign, I heard about it on twitter.

 

Here's the link, so if you agree with what it says, sign it! 

submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/34397

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