Laws in Canberra Australia
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Resources > Horse Law

Laws in Canberra Australia

This is a discussion on Laws in Canberra Australia within the Horse Law forums, part of the Horse Resources category
  • Canberra regulations to keep shetland pony
  • Is it legal to keep a horse in canberra

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-26-2010, 03:53 AM
  #1
Foal
Laws in Canberra Australia

I have just purchased my girls their first pony - it's a shetland. We also run a very small hobby farm on our SUBURBAN block with alpacas, lambs and various poultry.

We have cut our back yard in two one paddock for the live stock and one for garden. I am in this middle of building a large round arena in the front yard for riding and training. (To give you an idea of the size of our block).

I am wondering if anyone from Canberra can give me an idea of the laws in Canberra relating to riding the pony in suburbia? We have a large oval and nature strips within a 5 minute walk from my house where we intend riding also. Is there any law or legislation to state that I can not lead the pony to these places as we will have to use public footpaths.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    12-26-2010, 05:33 AM
  #2
Green Broke
You best option may be to go on an Australian based forum, as this one is more America based, or ring up your local council.
I know where I live which is semi-residential, semi horse properties it's fine but a public park I am not to sure about that.
All you can do is ask your local council
     
    12-26-2010, 06:18 AM
  #3
Trained
I ride through the city quite often, along footpaths. I have never been approached about it but I also don't think I've been seen by police. Most people live seeing the horses and will ask for a pat.

Riding on sports ovals is not allowed but I have to admit I've done it - my horses aren't shod so they don't do much damage. Parks I'm not sure on - we ride in parks often but make sure to stay a safe distance from any kids.

Having a quiet horse and introducing them to lots of new things is super important. Canberra is a great city to ride in because of the big grassy verges - we have ridden in to belconnen mall for lunch before, as well as our own houses.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    12-26-2010, 06:19 AM
  #4
Trained
TAMS would be your best bet for finding out specific laws.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    12-26-2010, 06:56 AM
  #5
Foal
WOW!!! Belconnen Mall...did you tether the horses and go for lunch?

I've just read that in Canberra Horses have the same rights as cyclists apparently (on the riot act - they weren't happy about poo!). I'm in Florey and there's a huge nature reserve over the back where my son rides his BMX so I'm thinking I'll go there but I'll have to walk the pony on a foot path or road for about 5 mins before we get there. You're right, most people see my animals (alpacas and lambs included) and want to meet them so a shettie won't be too much for most people, surely!
P
     
    12-26-2010, 04:46 PM
  #6
Trained
We stopped in the Maccas carpark and grabbed lunch and went and ate it in John Knight Park - it was a ball :]
     
    12-26-2010, 10:16 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Yeah I've ridden all through Canberra too, back of Burley Griffin and on school ovals (they don't like that so don't do it too much).

Canberra has loads of government horse agistment and pretty much all riders from these places ride around town.

Are you allowed to keep horses on your block though, if its zoned residential?
     
    12-27-2010, 02:08 AM
  #8
Foal
When we started our "mini farm" I called every department possible to see whether we could keep live stock. The only animal you can't keep is a full size pig.

Further (due to a trouble making ex) the RSPCA came and inspected my property and I again brought up the fact that I'd made all these inquiries and they said that it was correct, I could have live stock. As long as there's no smell (which there isn't, the health department won't complain either. I also have wonderful neighbours, who have come to me once about a noisy rooster. I fixed the problem and everyone's happy!

It's not a full size horse - it's a shetland. And we have plenty of room for her, our alpacas and lambs (I also breed bantam chooks). I am ripping out 3/4 of my front yard to make a decent sized round arena and we have a friend who will give us free adgistment when we want our pony grazed.
     
    12-27-2010, 09:05 AM
  #9
Trained
Try local government websites. They are responsible for the parks and the laws on what is allowed. I know in most parts of Perth horses are allowed just about anywhere that dogs or bicycles are allowed.
     
    12-27-2010, 09:22 AM
  #10
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by wild_spot    
We stopped in the Maccas carpark and grabbed lunch and went and ate it in John Knight Park - it was a ball :]
We went threw a quiet drive-threw one day, with horses that were use to cars and things and relatively quiet. We also made sure there were no cars going threw at the same time.

It was surly amusing to watch the people taking our orders look at us strangely!
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Abandonment laws? appylover31803 Horse Law 5 01-25-2010 01:34 AM
Laws in Minnesota! Prairies Dixie Lee Horse Law 1 08-28-2009 01:09 PM
Stupid laws horseloverd2 Jokes and Funnies 5 05-22-2009 12:29 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0