A PONY was loose on a major road this morning, less than a day after a motorcyclist died in a collision with a horse on the same carriageway.
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The animal was on the road at the Minstead turning on the A31, but was ushered back into the New Forest shortly after 12pm today.
Last night, a motorcyclist died following a crash on the same road after horse escaped on to the road.
The incident led to the road being shut for a number of hours, with hundreds of motorists stranded.
Today's incident resulted in the road being closed for a short time, but traffic was flowing once again by 12.15pm.