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Horses on the path

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On 3 Feb 2013 at 6:17pm Nevillman wrote:
The path from the top of Hawkenbury Way up to the downs is virtually unusable. As soon as walkers create an extra unmuddy bit of path at the side to walk up, some horse riders seem to think its been made for them and then ruin that bit as well. I'm particularly referring to the bit of path near the gate at the top where there is now about 6 inches to walk on between the mud and the fence. If there are any horse riders reading, can they show consideration and encourage fellow horse riders to do the same please.
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On 3 Feb 2013 at 6:52pm Regular wrote:
I seem to recall there is an old rule in Lewes which states that from 1650,something like than anyway,horses have right of way in Lewes.
Someone correct me of I am wrong?
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On 4 Feb 2013 at 10:56am Rods Tiger wrote:
Regular - Is that relevant to this request that horse riders exercise some consideration in sharing the path ?
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On 4 Feb 2013 at 3:55pm Dan wrote:
Why do most horse riders have fat bums and big teeth?
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On 4 Feb 2013 at 5:07pm fifi wrote:
Everywhere is muddier because its been so wet for so long !
Dan , you're obviously perfect !
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On 4 Feb 2013 at 6:45pm Nevillman wrote:
Noone is disputing the right of horses just asking for some consideration for none riders. I see that 'someone' has been exercising their horses on the green on the Gallops again in an attempt to ruin that for everyone else. What a lovely man he is.
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On 4 Feb 2013 at 7:49pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Perhaps equestrians should join forces with cyclists in the battle for "shared space".
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On 4 Feb 2013 at 10:38pm clifffcat wrote:
hmmmm dfls moaning again !!
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On 4 Feb 2013 at 11:56pm Bloke 2 wrote:
I wonder why ladies love riding horses so much?
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 7:26am LikesLadiesInJoddys wrote:
Maybe the clue for the reason horses are being exercised there is in the name? Gallops...
Buy some wellies and stop whining.
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 10:21am logandog wrote:
Take your horse down to tesco they have a good use for it.
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 11:38am Rosie cheeks@gmail.com wrote:
Just lately a group of horse riders are on the busy roads in centre of town with the traffic mounting up behind. Why are they in the middle of town, one even slipped on the wet road, how stupid and selfish horsey people are, get them in a field, I am sure they would be happier!
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 4:05pm bastian wrote:
The horses always come through town, everyday, they are exercised by the stables.
Haven't forgotton losing my wellies in the mud as a kid on a bridlepath, my mumwas furious.
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On 5 Feb 2013 at 7:18pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Road work is good for them, it builds their muscles. Racing greyhounds get road walked too, for the same reason.
I like seeing horses in the town. It's part of the rural nature of Lewes imo.
And at least they don't make the roads muddy.
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 1:38pm Q of S wrote:
True lewes folk will know that Lewes has always been a horse racing town. Horses need exercise in bad weather as well as fine, SNOW was the reason we were in the town so get over it and get a life.
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 2:50pm Nevill Resident wrote:
I too like to see horses in the town, and appreciate that road work is good for them. What is harder to understand however, is why this has too be done around Nevill estate at just the time in the morning when everyone is trying to go to work. Even if there is a good reason why it has to be done at this time, why is it that the horse riders cannot show the same level of courtesy that they expect from other road users. I get a bit fed up when I have waited for a long line of horses to amble along in front of me, or wait for them to come along the opposite way,not because I have had to wait, but because they will invariably plod by without even raising an eyebrow in thanks. Just a wave or a nod would do, as you would to another motorist that had waited to let you go ahead of them. A bit of courtesy costs nothing.
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 3:27pm Q of S wrote:
Please don't tar us all with the same brush
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 9:57pm Nevill Resident wrote:
Sorry S of Q, I'm just speaking about the race horses that I encounter on a regular basis around Nevill. When you give way to 'normal' horse riders, they are usually polite and acknowledge you. Perhaps it is something to do with riding a race horse that makes people think they are above that.
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On 6 Feb 2013 at 10:34pm Q of S wrote:
We all own X Race Horses we r always polite and pull in to let cars pass when we can its just a few that spoil it for others.
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On 7 Feb 2013 at 8:24am fifi wrote:
I was recently shouted at by a male car driver who accused me of not thanking him - unable to take my hands off the reins I nodded but he didn't see - I wouldn't dream of being rude to anyone but it was ok for him to be rude to me ! ? !
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On 7 Feb 2013 at 8:05pm georgia wrote:
the most annoying thing with the horses is when you are going to work or school in the morning and they block the road. This morning i was going to school in my dads car and i was driving down south way in Neville there were some horses coming up the road they past the car and dident even say thankyou. How rude!


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