I agree he could have pulled over at a convenient and suitable place at the road side. But as a horse rider who has to go on the road for a short distance of approx half a mile to get onto my gallops and although it is not a busy road the attitude of some drivers and without being sexist woman in 4x4 is sometimes dangerous in the extreme. I try to be as considerate as i can whilst out on a horse but sitting on half to threequarters of a ton of muscle is not always an easy thing to control as they are sometimes easily spooked and then you require all your skill to stop them from panicking. As a rider all i ask is for people to pass me at a slow pace as wide as they can and to be fair most do. But you are correct the road is for every one not just horses and not just vehicles so consideration and common sense should be applied by all but unfortunately there appears to be a lack of this across the UK. I have even had idiots blaring their horns when passing because they have had to wait a few seconds to pass talk about trying to kill someone. I think there is a need to have an advertising campaign on TV on how horse riders should behave on the road and how motorists should negotiate these obstacles and where they stand in respect of the highway code wouldnt do any harm. People dont always consider how their manners and behaviour can effect others but in the modern world there is definitely a complete lack of patience and understanding which is very sad, my grandad back in the fifties said " The man that made time made plenty of it" a truer thing was never said there is always tomorrow to do the job it wont go away.
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