- UK Government
- United Kingdom
Due to the ongoing increase in traffic it is becoming more dangerous for horses and riders to be on the road networks.
By allowing a number of footpaths to be used as a bridle path this would enable horses to stay off the roads.
This would in turn reduce the number of horseboxes/trailers on the road as well as many riders box up their horses just to be able to access the countryside and have safer riding.
Please note i have put in "where accessible to do so" I totally understand the landowners point of view
I would even be open to having a path “lead only “ option, as where i live the nearest bridle path is two miles up a busy road, but if i could gain access to just one footpath whether i could ride or lead across i can then access miles of bridle paths without coming near a road.
There must be some way of achieving a balance between rider and land owner.
We urge the government to allow current footpaths to be changed to allow access for horses and their riders where accessible to do so.
The Changing footpaths into Bridle paths where accessible to do so petition to UK Government was written by Julie Smee and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.