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17th January 2010, 12:58 PM
What is with moody old bats who look very angry at you for riding a horse down a lane (who have to slow down, so you both can pass - even though you can pass with ease) Those people do not live down the road, and use it as a short cut!!!!!
Most people are lovley and very nice, but there are few :miffed:
My Crazy Clan
17th January 2010, 01:02 PM
Tell me about it, I have had a few accidents on the rad involving idiots drivers, they seem to think they own the road even though horses where here long before cars.
17th January 2010, 02:55 PM
Haha, there is one lady every so oftern that I see who scowels at me!
And every time I see her my horse is fine (hes not sticking his arse out etc)
19th January 2010, 06:32 PM
Just give them a wave and a big smile!
20th January 2010, 08:24 AM
We have sooo many of them cutting through by us, I'll never go out without my flourescent (sp) tabard on. It comes to something when the builders parked up and working on most the houses along the road are more polite and considerate than the passing drivers!
20th January 2010, 11:36 AM
Obviously I haven't ridden on our roads yet, but I do lead the horses down them and so far *touch wood* I have been so impressed at how considerate drivers are. They have slowed down, or stopped, way ahead and given me loads of time to safely pass. What a refreshing change to Zimbabwe where they drive at full speed and hoot frantically at you as they pass!
20th January 2010, 01:43 PM
We have an equal variation of battle-axes and pleasant drivers on the roads that i ride!! I just give them a great big wave and smile whilst making eye-contact...........it's amazing how many of them end up smiling cos they don't know what else to do!!
On the other hand the village I live in (next door village to where yard is) there are riders who look at you like your vermin. I ALWAYS slow right down and smile and I've been greeted with some of the most filthy looks ever! xx
20th January 2010, 02:43 PM
ZM i used to live in the aberdeenshire area. im Peterhead to be exact and when out riding with my friend or the local riding schools i never had a problem on the roads for years apart from one time a young girl driver revved her car as i was passing, rolled down her window shouted obscenities at me then proceded to race off tooting her horn!! i was truly shocked to say the least! other than that found everyone else to be really considerate!
21st January 2010, 09:32 PM
Some people just don't understand? My mum's friend rode my horse 10 miles, and part of that consisted of abit of the A49 ONE, just ONE lorry slowed and pulled out/away as if passing a bike. all the others shot past her, and as she doesn't know my horse (I don't know him that well) She was constantly prepairing for the worst, however he was very good.
I can understand city people not understanding, but people not swerving round?
There was a really lovley lady a few weeks ago, Rocky tripped on a rock - as I was pulling him over into someones drive way, and bless her. she slowely came towards us, and Rocky tripped on a rock which spooked him and he jumped straight into the road, and then women stopped and looked abit worried for me :D
21st January 2010, 10:50 PM
Me & a friend were riding up a narrow lane when a car filled with teenage boys came up behind us & couldnt overtake. We started to trot up the hill to get out the way more quickly, so they came right up behind us & revved their engines & blew their horn several times. That was it - I stopped trotting & let them follow in a nice steady walk, still revving and blowing their horn. Im sure it p****d them off, but good. Thank god the horses were in bomb proof mode.
22nd January 2010, 05:18 PM
I no what you mean, today me and mum were out riding on the quiet contry roads on the way home, and this t****r came zooming past and beeped his horn, and for crying out loud the highway code says you can ride two a breast. most people in the village smile and wave or put there hands up.
22nd January 2010, 08:47 PM
Our trouble starts in the summer! Most local people are very good, but we get a lot of tourists in the summer and most really dont know how to behave with horses. So although it should be lovely to ride out in the summer, you have to consider the time of day and what roads you ride on more. They also dont seem to care about a lot of other things cos it's not "their town". We need tourists for our economy but I do wish more of them would be considerate.
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