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Police appeal: Horses' manes cut in Workington

Horses in a field. Credit: Clive Gee/PA Wire/PA Images

Police are appealing for witnesses, after the manes of two horses were cut in Workington.

The incident happened between 5pm and 7:30pm on Tuesday 2 May.

The piebald horses were grazing in a field near to the Thomas Armstrong concrete plant on Derwent Howe, when their manes were cut.

Anyone with information should contact Cumbria Police on 101.


Horse charity calls for drivers to slow down when passing riders

A campaign has been launched to reduce the number of road accidents involving horses and vehicles.

Figures show there have been more than two thousand accidents over the last five years across the country.

The British Horse Society is calling for drivers to slow down to no more than 15 miles per hour when passing a rider.


Borders Festival of the Horse

The 12th Festival of the Horse gets underway in the Scottish Borders today.

The ten day festival is a celebration of all things equine and includes a large number of events for both spectators and riders including horse trials, displays and endurance rides.

Several guided rides are held across a number of days and are a highlight of the festival calendar.

Some of the events today include:

  • “Horse Drawn, Drawn Horse” Exhibition of the Horse
  • Floors Castle Horse Trials Burghley Young Event Horse Classes
  • Guided Ride from Bowhill, Selkirk
  • Guided Ride from Lanton, Jedburgh

For more information on the festival including information on how you can get involved, visit the website here.

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