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post #21 of 27 Old 09-14-2011, 10:55 AM
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I believe its Municiple. I have never seen it written anywhere, but all the horse people in the area say you cannot, and one says she was told by an officer that she was not permitted to ride alongside the roads.
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post #22 of 27 Old 09-14-2011, 11:47 AM
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I believe its Municiple. I have never seen it written anywhere, but all the horse people in the area say you cannot, and one says she was told by an officer that she was not permitted to ride alongside the roads.
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I'd have to ask them to show that ordinance. Far to few law inforcement people know every law and ordinance. I've had them tell me I couldn't do things that I knew I could and called them on it. In one case they wrote up my son for something, only to have it thrown out by the court solicitor before it ever went in front of a judge, because it wasn't illegal. Police can often just believet things that they've been told without actually knowing the law. A lot of times rumors get started about what is legal or not. I'd check the actual law, because in most cases the laws might have conditions for horses and some restrictions, but seldom bans on horses being used purely for transportation through an area used for public transportation.
Interstate highways are one example of a ban and I've people use that ban to tell me that riding along a highway is illegal, but it's not. Fortunately around here I haven't run into any police (yet) that don't realize the difference between the interstate hwy and a federal/state hwy or county road.
People ride through cities. They might have to follow certain rules and there might be possibly a restricted area, but they can still ride through the city.
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Where would I find these for my area?
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post #24 of 27 Old 09-14-2011, 05:32 PM
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GothicAngel -- if you think it's municipal, start with the town's by-law officer and sometimes the by-laws are available on the town's website. If you can't find anything there, go to the next level of government - provincial or state. Call up the police detachment or transportation office and see what they have to say about it.

Yup, there are lots of times that the law enforcement officers don't have the backup for supposed "law-breaker arrests." I've asked them tons of times to tell me what law, act or regulation they are enforcing and most of the time they can't tell me. Never assume something is so just because someone with a uniform says it is.
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post #25 of 27 Old 09-15-2011, 04:36 AM
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in the uk we ride on the left, on the same side as the traffic is heading (: and thats the side that the highway code tells us to. x

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post #26 of 27 Old 09-15-2011, 05:37 AM
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[QUOTE=NorthernMama;1070305]I wouldn't count on that. The laws for this type of thing are usually provincial or state legislated in North America. I don't know what it is in UK or AU. Best bet is to find out for sure.


Sorry if this has already been answered but to my knowledge you are allowed to ride on the road following the rules of the vehicles just like riding a bike. They have to give the horses right of way in Australia QLD.

I try to keep off the roads as much as possible just because I don't want something to go wrong whilst a car or truck is speeding past. I have to ride along the highway a few hundred metres either way to get to the trails though because I don't have a float. Luckily for me my horses couldn't really care less about the traffic. We walked them in hand the first couple of times but are comfortable riding them out there now. There is also generally plenty of room on the side of the roads to not need to ride on them. We only go on the road because of a small bridge or if we are crossing the road and we usually wait until all the traffic has gone past because we have right of way but I wouldn't trust the drivers. Luckily we haven't had anyone throw anything at us but we have had people have called out of honked their horn. Some people just don't have common sense. :roll:

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post #27 of 27 Old 09-15-2011, 05:51 AM
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Cars and horses

I feel rather smug.
In NZ no bears, lions, or snakes. But we do have yobos in cars. The horse still has right of way dating back to the days of the horse drawn carts. Problem is, the laws governing that topic are not included in our drivers road code in a clear statement but lost in the statment one has to drive to the conditions of the road ahead meaning the responsability is on the driver to make adjustments to their driving to accomodate the horse. I wish they would, but only a few are aware of the rules real meaning.

But considering no bears, lions or snakes. Only cars, not bad really is it. The only predator for the horse to worry about is the one sitting in the saddle.

Now and again the rider is forced to give a driver the one fingered solute
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