I live in a very rural village and I know they don't pay tax etc but why?
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Balls to the horse
Doesn't matter about the horse, if you break a hundred then you should expect to be banned. That the horse was there and he failed to slow to a sensible speed shows disregard to other (also vulnerable) road users just as cars show disregard to us and we moan about it constantly.
Obviously a well trained horse not to freak at that as I think most people would.
Also a fairly lenient sentence given what we've seen from the courts recently. Most of the speeding that results in a year ban involves no one else. This guy shows no regard for other vulnerable road users and gets a few months.
Same old bullshit
Fast is dangerous, "youngster" on a horse. Namby pamby media story.
Should he have slowed? yes. Should "youngsters" be allowed on a public road on horseback?. No.
I get really annoyed as most of the horse riders round our way are the most inexperienced up there arse waste of spaces, but I do know the horse is not at fault and would not willingly go out of my way to spook it..
So through living in a rural community I have to put up with numpties on horse back and farmers dumping shit on roads, and ride accordingly
So I whole heartedly agree with you
Certainly no worse than the RAF flying low between Dishforth and Catterick and spooking a horse,which flipped and killed it's 14 year old rider about 4 years back. Oddly enough,no one was banned or fined for that.
Fast = dangerous
I think it's a matter of training. There should be a course you can take so you may determine the maximum safe speed for yourself. The rules are there for people who aren't intelligent to work it out for themselves. I think if people were actually thinking about what speed was safe, there'd be less people driving around like mindless morons.
And is fast dangerous? Well, you've got to be damned aware of what's coming up and he's demonstrated he wasn't. Or if he was, he didn't react to it.
Whether horses should be allowed on the road or not (I think it's not a problem myself but I can understand the opposing view) is not the issue really, they're there and we should react to them appropriately. If you're not planning on being anywhere in particular and you're just out for a ride then there's no excuse for not slowing down.
And the faster you go, the higher the risk associated with riding as you have to correct faster, you have to be able to react to what's happening in front of you faster and there's less grip available for cornering whilst it takes you longer to stop if you run into an obstacle in the road. He should have slowed. If he didn't see the horse in time to slow then he was going too fast for that bit of road.
And no, I'm not saying that riding over 70mph is instantly dangerous. I'm saying that to ride faster you have to appreciate the increase in risk. To deny that is asking for trouble.
nothing happened.He was on the opposite carraige-way...you're just being confused by the 'Mail'.
Kindle not a fire that you cannot extinguish.
Typical media hysterical sh*te
I've had a few brushes with horse riders...but I suppose "Biker waits patiently with engine switched off while horse goes berserk and young female jockey screams obscenities at him" doesn't make a sensational attention grabbing headline.
Only good for glue and dog food......and the bloody horse.
I think you are right and we must be the voice of reason,
I know that getting out of where I live I will probably have to by pass horses and older people in their cars , is it right that they should be on the road?, probably not in the case of older people and lack of responses or lasses on horse back who don't even realise they are in the wrong.
But I do know they will probably be around so ride accordingly. Surely he could of found a better road to do that on, not only to protect other people but to protect his licence
That's a long shot video footage,hence forshortened and appearing closer than likely,and he's visibly seen to slow down and I think at that point he was still nowhere near that horse.
Would I have done the same,quite possibly. I'd have made a judgement at the particular time,and dealt with it as I see safe at the time.
Still think it's over hyped nonsense about "Youngster" though. If we have to be sixteen to ride a moped,then I disagree with anyone younger riding something that no one has any ultimate control over.
My sister has a horse
and its scared of empty crisp packets yet she still takes it out on the roads...The last time it was scared it threw her off and snapped her ankle.And my mum is always on my case saying motorbikes are dangerous.....
"If i need the Moon, ill bring it down myself"...
try living in this village
every parent who moves in think that buying there little darling a pony for there birthday gives them road dominance.
From someone who grew up with old hackers I get very annoyed with these people. They honestly think buying a barbour gives them the green light to own the countryside.
Would you ride this on the roads...
"If i need the Moon, ill bring it down myself"...
i rescued ponies and I had to ndure being bitten on a daily basis
these were animals with an emotionly damaged brain. They were not capable of always taking commands.
One in particular could only go on a certain route after 10 years of slowly coercing him to be socialable and i was not always successful.
I also had one thoroughbred who I could not get to the bottom of her social descrepancies until i realised she needed to be a mum, afterwards she was a sweetie.
I would not take any of these animals in a public place let alone a public road. Too many people buy horses without knowing anything about them.
They are extremely powerful with a mind of their own and should not be in inexperienced hands
The tw*t should have been...
locked up yet he only got a 70 day ban and a fine.The bloke the other week doing the 103mph wheely was hammered by the judge and he wasn't putting someone else's life at risk.
**There are many **
people who trade animals and if you use a public road everyone must be reponsible for their choice of "transport".
We have had 2 good meets closed by what I can only call twats, I've seen many a wheelie king who could of done brilliantly on a wheelie wekend
Every weekend I see irresponsible horse owners. As intelligent responsible people we know there are both types. Take care and take the lead, act responsibly if not for anything but the animal
no consistency in sentencing. These offences should have fixed punishments for when there are no other people or vehicles involved. This would act as a guide for when there are other people involved and lead to more consistent sentencing.
Frankly, there are people caught in the act of robbing people's houses who get lesser sentences. Hell there are people who commit proper assaults who get lesser sentences.
I'll give you an example
I take care of rescue animals and not just rabbits!!
My daughter took in a stray dog not knowing what it was.
It turned out to be a banned breed, but it needed veterinary treatement
I spoke to my vet and he was wonderful he spoke to the police and with their help we have helped a lovely dog
Again don't get me wrong we are fully aware of this animals capabilities but if we can just take one dog and break the cycle then it#'s all good.
But a delivery driver just today was dubious about delivering to me because of my own dog, although is quite big but harmless in my care.
What if I used my dogs size against a potential burglar?
I getcha - what if I used my penis size against a potential burglar? Obviously I'd have to take it off the hose reel I keep it on so it stays in my boxers, but you get the point.
EDIT: sorry it would appear the painkillers have kicked in and mixed quite effectively with my whisky.
**Yeep horses for coursesThe majority **
of us are responsible in what ever we do thankfully and videos of those who feel the need to be otherwise will always exist to provoke a response.
Last week I took my dog for her weekly hydrotherapy, she is difficult because she cant sit and the hydrotherapy unit is 12 miles away. I have to drive carefully and have a sign in the back of the car saying i'm transporting a disabled dog please be patient.
I had a tosser driving up my arse with headlights on full, I would love to met him again on an even playing ground.
Would he be the same tosser who pulls over to the white line when |I'm on my bike?
I don't understand the animosity toward the horse rider. Do they not have a right to use the public highways, same as the rest of us?