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        09-19-2008, 10:12 AM
    Green Broke
    Does anyone have these where they ride?

    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 don't 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 can't see them removing them.
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        09-19-2008, 02:48 PM
    Green Broke
    Oh sad! I can see the purpose of having 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!
        09-19-2008, 11:28 PM
    What is that thing?
        09-20-2008, 03:48 AM
    Green Broke
    They're made out of old railway sleepers, and are quite close together. :(
        09-20-2008, 08:27 AM
    Originally Posted by meggymoo
    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)
        09-20-2008, 10:22 AM
    Wow, I haven't ever seen those before. That stinks though. :(
        09-20-2008, 11:55 AM
    Green Broke
    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.
        09-20-2008, 11:57 AM
    But what do they do?? We don't have those things here, in fact I have never seen one. What purpose to they serve?
        09-20-2008, 12:02 PM
    Green Broke
    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.
        09-20-2008, 05:30 PM
    Wow that really sucks, can you go around them? Probably not huh...

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