Horses Fouling the pavements

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    Funny thing they got dog owners well majority of them to pooper scoop the mess up.

    Do you think they should do the same should apply to horse owners? We were waiting at the traffic lights today as we do on Wednesdays simply because there nothing to do here and we like to watch them change. Its the most exciting thing that happens to us. :)

    Two horses pass on the pavement. Mr Ed and Red Rum They lift there tails and drop their deposits. Its not like its a small amount. This lot you could have used as a rounderbout you really could.

    I would hate to walk in that lot if i was a drinker staggering home from the pub. Its not really the sort of stuff you want hanging around or your kids to fall in ether. what happens to it.. Do Gardeners hop out their cars with buckets scooping it up to take home for the roses. I know they sell the stuff bagged up in the garden center.
     
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    I think it may be for a number of reasons
    1. You see a lot less horses wandering the pavements
    2. Horses are veggies and do not deposit foul smelling decomposed/digested meat
    3. Horse manure does not contain toxoplasmosis and other nasties

    And yes, many gardeners do come out and pick up horse muck. It's the best of all manures!
     
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    They fine dog owners £200, so pound for pound I reckon a horse's load should be about 1k fine. I don't know why horses aren't banned from the roads unless they wear those little nappy things thay have in Bruges for the cart rides. They sort of collect the horse droppings in a smelly bag, so the owner can keep it to himself.

    I suppose all the horsey lovers will be up in arms now :(
     
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    Tie a bag to their bums!

    They do it in foreign countries to camels. So would not imagine it would take much to stick one on a horse. ;)
     
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    Does anybody remember the rag and bone man coming round and keen rose gardeners rushing out with a coal shovel to collect the horse's droppings?
    No. I can't either. :rolleyes: :D
     
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    So the riders wont mind jumping down from their high horse and clearing up their animal's mess then?
     
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    Room 101 for me, horses. Pointless animals.
     
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    Great source od income though :smashin:

    However, i'm pretty horses are more useful than you think. :rolleyes:
     
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    Right or wrong, it's not illegal to allow a horse to leave droppings. It's probably a throwback to when horses were our only sort of horse-power.
     
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    Or rather more likely the class of those who owned a horse relative to the class of those who couldn't.
    The material also had its uses for agriculture, horticulture and gardening.

    If they hadn't invented the motorcar London would probably lie under a vast mountain of horsewotsit by now.
    Instead of which London now lies under a vast mountain of horsewotsit laws.
     
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    but nice with chips and a beer
     
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    You can make glue out of them too.

    But yes, it is pretty foul to leave their mess on the pavement or in the road. I believe police horses have to carry some sort of clean-up equipment for when they feel the urge to 'lighten the load'
     
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    Horses are constantly :censored:ing outside my house. I also think they should be made to clear it up and I make this point to the riders every time I see them doing it - none of them have and I doubt they ever will.

    Disgusting creatures (the riders, not the horses :devil:!)
     
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    Actually horse dung is far less harmful than the noxious fumes that comes out of a car which on my reckoning means we should all be fined 10k a year.
     
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    Not from where I'm standing :suicide:!!!
     
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    I never thought I'd say it but I'm with LGS on this one. If you tidy up all the stinking mess that comes out the back of your car (day after day, mile after mile) then I'll tidy up after the horse I'm riding (for a few hours on the odd weekend). What a pointless grumble over a bit of digested grass.
     
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    Sorry Jerry but that's just BS (actually, that should be HS!). I have to use my car, it's a fact of life. I'm actually a keen cyclist and use a bike when I can, but I can't take the kids to school on it, although I have orgainised a local lift share to try and do my bit.

    For most, riding/owning a horse is a luxury and whilst I have nothing against it, I do have a problem with the stinking piles of dung that are deposited right outside my gates on a weekly basis :devil:. You 'muck' out your horses stable, so why not everywhere else!?
     
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    Well stop standing in it!
     
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    You could if you had a tandem.
     
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    A bucket and shovel (or wheelbarrow) are clearly indicated here.
    Take the droppings back to the owners.
    Exactly where you place the droppings should hopefully encourage further, constructive posts. ;)
     
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    While we are talking about crapping on pavements, perhaps someone might be able to answer a question for me.

    Heard many moons ago that its illegal for a human to pee in the street, but that it isn't to do a poo.

    Can anyone advise?
     
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    Can i suggest wrapping the droppings up in newspaper. Placing it on the doorstep take a lighter. ring the bell as you see them approaching through the glass door Set alight to the paper.

    They will open the door there immediate reaction will be to jump up and down on the paper to put the fire out. I think your find it will do the trick. But stand behind the hedge to watch the fun and All the shoe scraping after. Dare you not to laugh. :)
     
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    Have you ever tried to light newspaper out of doors while laughing hysterically?
    I strongly suggest a blowlamp to aid the conflagration. :)
     
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    Some people put poo catchers on the back end of the horse.... its like a feed bag, but opposite if you see what i mean.
     
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    Some people would think owning a bicycle is luxury so I think 'hobby' would be a better description.

    Horses shouldn't be on the pavement, they should be on the road. Preferably they should be on a bridleway/field/woodland etc but that's easier said than done nowadays.

    Kris.
     
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    I wouldnt call owning a bicycle a luxury..... my bike cost 30 and is a lot less luxurious than and £8000 horse

    Im glad to see horseboxes are included in the low emission zone though :)
     
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    Used to great effect on many a trick or treat night

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