POLICE are urging motorists to stick to the speed limit after 20 stallions were released onto the New Forest.

Yesterday, Monday May 9, 20 stallions were released into the Forest where they will remain until July 11.

Officers from the area have taken to social media to stress the importance of sticking to the speed limit while visiting the New Forest.

They shared a video of Scrumpy Jack, a black horse, who is seen being "told off" by a grey mare.

Police shared the video to highlight the dangers of horses on the roads, and if this type of behaviour would to happen on or near a road.

A spokesperson said: "Today 20 stallions have been released onto the Forest and they will stay out until 11th July.

"This means that it is even more important that we stick to the speed limits on the Forest roads and that we stay away from all ponies when we are walking in the Forest.

"The video shows Scrumpy Jack being released this morning at East End. He is the black horse and he’s already being “reprimanded” by the white mare and as you can see if this was happening at the side of the road it could cause real issues.

"Please slow down and take extra care."

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