Sarah said she was riding her horse Jack, with her then-six-year-old daughter alongside on her own pony, while her husband was riding his bike, with their then-four-year-old daughter on the back.
“We met this woman with a dog, not on the lead, and it looked lively,” Sarah said.
“She said it didn’t like horses so we said we’d take the track to the left.”One might ask why if it didn't like horses, it was being walked off the lead in a known riding area. Of course, the inevitable happened.
After a long process, the owner of the dog has now been given a conditional caution, for being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control, causing injury, and has to pay £400 to Sarah.
She said she was also told by police that the dog died last autumn in a “freak accident”.Attacked something that fought back, I hope?
“The whole thing was horrendous,” Sarah said. “And this – £400 doesn’t even cover the cost of putting my horse down.”What is the point of such feeble punishment?