Two ponies killed in forest accidents

Daily Echo: Two ponies killed in forest accidents Two ponies killed in forest accidents

ANOTHER two ponies have died in accidents in the New Forest.

A chestnut yearling was injured in a collision on the B3080 at Turf Hill and a brown filly was hurt in an accident on the B3056 at Pondhead. Both animals had to be put down.

The Verderers also received reports of accidents at Brook and Thorney Hill but no injured ponies were found.

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8:45am Sun 5 Jan 14

RyudoSkye says...

And some people say that cyclists are a problem.
And some people say that cyclists are a problem. RyudoSkye
  • Score: -8

9:10am Sun 5 Jan 14

Linesman says...

RyudoSkye wrote:
And some people say that cyclists are a problem.
Unfortunately forest ponies have about as much road-sense as the average cyclist.
[quote][p][bold]RyudoSkye[/bold] wrote: And some people say that cyclists are a problem.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately forest ponies have about as much road-sense as the average cyclist. Linesman
  • Score: 4

9:32am Sun 5 Jan 14

elvisimo says...

Linesman wrote:
RyudoSkye wrote:
And some people say that cyclists are a problem.
Unfortunately forest ponies have about as much road-sense as the average cyclist.
Which would appear to be a little bit more than the average motorist in the forest.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RyudoSkye[/bold] wrote: And some people say that cyclists are a problem.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately forest ponies have about as much road-sense as the average cyclist.[/p][/quote]Which would appear to be a little bit more than the average motorist in the forest. elvisimo
  • Score: -3

12:28pm Sun 5 Jan 14

freefinker says...

.. meanwhile, elsewhere in the UK each year over 600 million sentient animals have their lives prematurely ended quite deliberately.

Yet two accidental animal deaths are newsworthy? Defies logic, me finks.
.. meanwhile, elsewhere in the UK each year over 600 million sentient animals have their lives prematurely ended quite deliberately. Yet two accidental animal deaths are newsworthy? Defies logic, me finks. freefinker
  • Score: -12

1:20pm Sun 5 Jan 14

camerajuan says...

Linesman wrote:
RyudoSkye wrote:
And some people say that cyclists are a problem.
Unfortunately forest ponies have about as much road-sense as the average cyclist.
So if people who drive actually give a **** about them, they'd slow down and pay more attention while driving through the region. Obviously too logical.

Bikes don't kill ponies, drivers do. Proof appears here every week almost yet drivers claim cyclists are dangerous to the animals every week also. That's not opinion, that's fact. Why is this so hard to grasp?!?!
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RyudoSkye[/bold] wrote: And some people say that cyclists are a problem.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately forest ponies have about as much road-sense as the average cyclist.[/p][/quote]So if people who drive actually give a **** about them, they'd slow down and pay more attention while driving through the region. Obviously too logical. Bikes don't kill ponies, drivers do. Proof appears here every week almost yet drivers claim cyclists are dangerous to the animals every week also. That's not opinion, that's fact. Why is this so hard to grasp?!?! camerajuan
  • Score: 2

1:30pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Quentin Heslop says...

How do cyclists keep their balance with such a large chip on their shoulder?
How do cyclists keep their balance with such a large chip on their shoulder? Quentin Heslop
  • Score: 2

1:52pm Sun 5 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Fences may be unsightly but are relatively cheap and could prevent accidents.
Fences may be unsightly but are relatively cheap and could prevent accidents. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 5

1:53pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Richard 51 says...

Quentin Heslop wrote:
How do cyclists keep their balance with such a large chip on their shoulder?
I think the chip is with the motorist who still thinks they have the right to be the only ones on the roads, we all pay council tax so we all have the right to use the roads like it or not.
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: How do cyclists keep their balance with such a large chip on their shoulder?[/p][/quote]I think the chip is with the motorist who still thinks they have the right to be the only ones on the roads, we all pay council tax so we all have the right to use the roads like it or not. Richard 51
  • Score: 1

1:57pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Mary80 says...

Linesman wrote:
RyudoSkye wrote:
And some people say that cyclists are a problem.
Unfortunately forest ponies have about as much road-sense as the average cyclist.
Which is why motorists should try being CAREFUL when driving through THEIR forest. The ponies have more rights to the forest than humans as they've been there longer
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RyudoSkye[/bold] wrote: And some people say that cyclists are a problem.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately forest ponies have about as much road-sense as the average cyclist.[/p][/quote]Which is why motorists should try being CAREFUL when driving through THEIR forest. The ponies have more rights to the forest than humans as they've been there longer Mary80
  • Score: 5

2:16pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Quentin Heslop says...

Richard 51 wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
How do cyclists keep their balance with such a large chip on their shoulder?
I think the chip is with the motorist who still thinks they have the right to be the only ones on the roads, we all pay council tax so we all have the right to use the roads like it or not.
No dispute there. But why was a story about ponies being killed used to make a comment about cycling?
[quote][p][bold]Richard 51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: How do cyclists keep their balance with such a large chip on their shoulder?[/p][/quote]I think the chip is with the motorist who still thinks they have the right to be the only ones on the roads, we all pay council tax so we all have the right to use the roads like it or not.[/p][/quote]No dispute there. But why was a story about ponies being killed used to make a comment about cycling? Quentin Heslop
  • Score: 1

2:24pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Slaneymerlin says...

I used to cycle across the forest to work, and dreaded seeing ponies, especially the foals near the verge, as yes, so many cars ignore the speed limit and seem not to care, they don't give cyclists room let alone ponies, I just don't see how roaming animals at night in an unlit forest can ever be safe, oncoming headlights blind you, cars and animals can never safely mix, also, whilst I do not drive, I totally agree regarding the criticisms of many cyclists, arrogant and dangerous to pedestrians, and giving the majority a terrible name.
I used to cycle across the forest to work, and dreaded seeing ponies, especially the foals near the verge, as yes, so many cars ignore the speed limit and seem not to care, they don't give cyclists room let alone ponies, I just don't see how roaming animals at night in an unlit forest can ever be safe, oncoming headlights blind you, cars and animals can never safely mix, also, whilst I do not drive, I totally agree regarding the criticisms of many cyclists, arrogant and dangerous to pedestrians, and giving the majority a terrible name. Slaneymerlin
  • Score: 2

7:02pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

No mention about the health of the drivers of the vehicles that killed the ponies.
No mention about the health of the drivers of the vehicles that killed the ponies. Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: 2

7:56pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Reality-man says...

Sir Ad E Noid wrote:
No mention about the health of the drivers of the vehicles that killed the ponies.
Theres actually no mention that any vehicles were involved. Maybe they crashed into other horses?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Ad E Noid[/bold] wrote: No mention about the health of the drivers of the vehicles that killed the ponies.[/p][/quote]Theres actually no mention that any vehicles were involved. Maybe they crashed into other horses? Reality-man
  • Score: 0

8:23pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Dchadder says...

Linesman wrote:
RyudoSkye wrote:
And some people say that cyclists are a problem.
Unfortunately forest ponies have about as much road-sense as the average cyclist.
Adult Cyclists are also drivers, please remember that.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RyudoSkye[/bold] wrote: And some people say that cyclists are a problem.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately forest ponies have about as much road-sense as the average cyclist.[/p][/quote]Adult Cyclists are also drivers, please remember that. Dchadder
  • Score: 1

8:34pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Dchadder says...

Very sorry to learn of four more Forest pony accidents and two being put down. Very unlikely that injuries to such large animals could be caused by cyclists, who would bounce off and be injured themselves. B roads, maybe night time collisions? Vehicles do have powerful headlights, but around narrow corners, animals, walkers and cyclists lurk. Drivers, please slow and take care.
Very sorry to learn of four more Forest pony accidents and two being put down. Very unlikely that injuries to such large animals could be caused by cyclists, who would bounce off and be injured themselves. B roads, maybe night time collisions? Vehicles do have powerful headlights, but around narrow corners, animals, walkers and cyclists lurk. Drivers, please slow and take care. Dchadder
  • Score: -1

10:57pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Linesman says...

Mary80 wrote:
Linesman wrote:
RyudoSkye wrote:
And some people say that cyclists are a problem.
Unfortunately forest ponies have about as much road-sense as the average cyclist.
Which is why motorists should try being CAREFUL when driving through THEIR forest. The ponies have more rights to the forest than humans as they've been there longer
You are wrong. Humans were living in the New Forest before horses were introduced.

If you had said that deer had been there longer than humans, then you would probably have been right.
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RyudoSkye[/bold] wrote: And some people say that cyclists are a problem.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately forest ponies have about as much road-sense as the average cyclist.[/p][/quote]Which is why motorists should try being CAREFUL when driving through THEIR forest. The ponies have more rights to the forest than humans as they've been there longer[/p][/quote]You are wrong. Humans were living in the New Forest before horses were introduced. If you had said that deer had been there longer than humans, then you would probably have been right. Linesman
  • Score: 2

10:59pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Linesman says...

camerajuan wrote:
Linesman wrote:
RyudoSkye wrote:
And some people say that cyclists are a problem.
Unfortunately forest ponies have about as much road-sense as the average cyclist.
So if people who drive actually give a **** about them, they'd slow down and pay more attention while driving through the region. Obviously too logical.

Bikes don't kill ponies, drivers do. Proof appears here every week almost yet drivers claim cyclists are dangerous to the animals every week also. That's not opinion, that's fact. Why is this so hard to grasp?!?!
With all the cycling events in the New Forest, it is quite possible that a bunch of cyclists scared the ponies, who ran into the road and were hit by a careful motorist,
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RyudoSkye[/bold] wrote: And some people say that cyclists are a problem.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately forest ponies have about as much road-sense as the average cyclist.[/p][/quote]So if people who drive actually give a **** about them, they'd slow down and pay more attention while driving through the region. Obviously too logical. Bikes don't kill ponies, drivers do. Proof appears here every week almost yet drivers claim cyclists are dangerous to the animals every week also. That's not opinion, that's fact. Why is this so hard to grasp?!?![/p][/quote]With all the cycling events in the New Forest, it is quite possible that a bunch of cyclists scared the ponies, who ran into the road and were hit by a careful motorist, Linesman
  • Score: 2

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