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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 10:47 AM
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Driving is safer than riding. Discuss.

But you might want to watch this first

http://youtu.be/03YcT74h5Mg
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 04:44 PM
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Why did it take so long to get the other horses out of there??
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 04:55 PM
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Indeed. That would have been my first move.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 05:37 PM
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I can see why they wouldn't have gotten them out immediately in the first instance - but not the second.

For a room full of horse professionals, that was an awful situation handled really quite badly.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 07:27 PM
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room full of idiots
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 07:30 PM
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Gosh that was awful. Not an easy situation to get back under control but Some serious incompetence there and some downright stupidity. Hope the horses were ok.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 08:27 PM
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Seen it loads of times, now go out and find the number of riding crashes and driving crashes and compare the number, now ask yourself why I can get insurance to teach carriage driving for a couple of hundred quid and my riding school in surance was thousands.

Accidents happen in all disciplines, but statistically carriage driving is safer than riding, so long as the basic rules are applied. fly in the face of them and you can make it as dengerous as you want.
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I have no sympathy for the guy who gets mowed down standing infront of a horse in blinkers that is spooked by the cart that has just bounced round his back end and the harness he is caught up in.

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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 09:05 PM
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I watched that 3 times and made OH watch it. cant comment as never driven. But to be honest some of the worst accidents I have ever seen are not driving or riding but leading!
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 10:11 PM
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I have no sympathy for the guy who gets mowed down standing infront of a horse in blinkers that is spooked by the cart that has just bounced round his back end and the harness he is caught up in.

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Not an idiot, sometimes it's worth a risk, but not in that situation. I saw a chap stop a runaway team by grabbing one of the leaders from the ground. I don't see what blinkers has to do with the equasion. A runaway horse blinkered or not will still be a runaway horse.

Sometimes all a runaway horse needs is some input, it might pay off, you might get flattened.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 07:41 AM
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Since it was America I was surprised at how long it took them to attempt to lasso the runaway.
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