I wasn't sure where to put this so I thought its to do with general riding.
I really dislike the things. If your horse misjudges it they can take quite a pounding on the legs. Meg did it a couple of years ago, and I thought she'd fractured her leg, so I dont tend to ride down there now, which is such a shame as there are some fantastic rides. :(
Some of them can be quite high. They're along all the bridleways and trails near us, they're to keep motorbikes etc out.
See what nice scenery and rides I'm missing! :(
I've been debating about writing to the local council, but they've been there for years so I cant see them removing them.
oh sad! i can see the purpose of having them.....it would be even more terrible if a horse somehow had a run in with a motorbike. Maybe you can just walk the horses over them by hand??? sorry you're missing out on the trails!
They're made out of old railway sleepers, and are quite close together. :(
They look to be a few feet apart. How often do they come up on a trail?
Where we ride (in my part of the country) we often have dead fall trees across a trail that we have to go over or around; or creek crossings and mud areas as we ride through the woods. I guess I don't see the problem you are having with a few obstacles unless they are every 100' or so. I haven't been on a groomed trail in over 20 years so I'm a little jaded (and a little jealous)
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong. It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Hi, on pic number 3 there are two lots within about 15ft of each other. They appear about every 500-600 metres, sometimes they come in sets of three, sometimes two. I can see and agree with the point of having them, its just I do think they could be more horse friendly.
Hi M2G, they're suppose to stop motorbikes, quad bikes and cars from going down the trail/bridleway. I didn't use to mind them so much when I was riding ponies (about 20yrs ago) we use to just jump through them, but its totally different for the bigger horses.