There's been a rise in the number of people abandoning horses on other people's land in the Carlisle area. The northern branch of the Country Land and Business Association says it should be made a criminal offence. Lori Carnochan reports:
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.
Firefighters in Dumfries and Galloway have been showing off their new piece of training kit... a life size model of a horse! The 'so called equine rescue training mannequin' will be used to help the service improve how they deal with large animal rescues. This is Kim Inglis' full report.
The trails at Floors Castle near Kelso in the Scottish Borders have been cancelled on Saturday 19th May due to heavy rain but organisers hope that the event will go ahead as planned on Sunday 20th.