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Watch out for horses on the side of the road!

 
LiquidFluoride
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As the grass comes back after the drought this summer we've been seeing more horses moved out of the bush and tied on the side of the road as the owners search for food.

We just had to rescue a foal from agriculture after her mother was killed by a vehicle; bitter sweet I suppose, at least the baby is in a good home now.

The new owners named her Butterfly, unfortunately we had seen her earlier in the year and put out a video trying to warn people of what might happen (and it did happen):

Be careful out there, hitting a horse can seriously injure the vehicle operator & usually means death for the horse.

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Topic starter Posted : November 23, 2015 12:47 pm
Alana33
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Very sad.

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Posted : November 23, 2015 2:00 pm
East Ender
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I was driving through Bolongo toward Bovoni many years ago and was met by 5 horses at full gallop straight at me. Scared the daylights out of me. I think they were escapees from the race track. I put on the brakes and hoped they would miss me. They did.

Also, a young man ran into a cow in the middle of that same road. Neither survived. You never know what is going to be on the roads here...

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Posted : November 23, 2015 8:16 pm
sheiba
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I have seen goats, pigs, horses, deer....drive carefully.

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Posted : November 23, 2015 9:59 pm
speee1dy
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i remember not too long after i moved here there was a dead horse out by judiths fancy-had been hit by a car. took forever for it to be disposed of

saw a dead deer on the way to work today. people drive too fast and dont pay attention. and of course the animals dont know to be aware

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Posted : November 24, 2015 5:18 pm
Scubadoo
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Were some horses tied at the edge of the road near Lew Muckle Elementary School a couple weeks ago.

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Posted : November 24, 2015 7:10 pm
LiquidFluoride
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Were some horses tied at the edge of the road near Lew Muckle Elementary School a couple weeks ago.

I usually end up moving them or shortening their leads when I see them tied there... way too close to the road most times.

Luckily it's pretty darn easy to move a horse connected to a rope, unfortunately most horses are tied by ropes around their necks (we have quite a few equine deaths every year due to strangulation because of this method of securing horses).

But hey, that hole ain't gonna dig itself! So I just keep shovelin.

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Topic starter Posted : November 25, 2015 11:17 am
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