Dog walkers or horseriders?

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Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Postby francovendee » 28 Jun 2020, 10:49am

You're right, we can all be irritating to others especially when trying to share the same space.

If, a big if, everyone tried not to endanger or inconvenience others in whatever they're doing it'd be a better world.
Cyclists riding on pavements without care for the pedestrians (yes I know they shouldn't be on the pavement) , drivers that pass far to close, dog owners who don't control they're dogs and horse riders who can sometimes be a bit sniffy that you are on 'their' track. All could be avoided.

In the video the dog owner could have held the dog's collar for 30 seconds so the rider could continue, then let the dog free to continue it's exercise. Instead a row resulted, leaving both parties very angry.

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Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Postby Oldjohnw » 28 Jun 2020, 12:01pm

Dog walkers? Pedestrians? Cyclists? Motorists? Horse riders? We could all simply exercise courtesy and not get on a high horse (pun intended) about rights. It goes a long way and leads to a less stressful life.
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Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Postby arnsider » 4 Jul 2020, 7:25am

In related incidents, I have been savaged on two ocassions by loose terrier dogs.
In one incident, a Jack Russell bolted from a doorway, just as I was passing. It managed to bite my left foot so hard that its teeth went through my cycling pumps.
On another ocassion, two Black Patterdale terriers came at me in a pincer movement. Antcipating the attack, I disengeged my cleats in readiness for a kick. I managed to get one under its jaws and lifted it in the air to accompanying squeeling.
Its woman owner shouted after me with a stream of foul expletives.
The French had the answer to these four legged perishers in the shape of a two shot deringer pistol.
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Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Postby RH20 » 7 Jul 2020, 2:15pm

How about this for logic. Out walking with my retired adopted greyhound, my dog on a lead. A spaniel came bounding up, jumping all over my dog, I tried to get the spaniel away as it was causing distress to my dog. Usual response from the owner of the other dog “it only wants to play.” Well my dog doesn’t want to play, can you please put your dog on the lead. So far so not good. Then comes the logical response, “the only reason your dog is on a lead is because it is vicious.” Hmmmm, that takes some beating. As the old adage goes, you can’t put it where it won’t go. In all walks of life there seems to be those who do not want to accept responsibility for their actions, and like it or not, we are stuck with it.
Fortunately, whilst out on the bike I have not yet encountered, “it only wants to play.” But no doubt at some point I will.
On a more positive note, whenever I have come across a horse rider when on my bike I have always received a courteous response to my presence. I always slow down and let them know I am approaching when coming from the rear, and slow when they can see me in front. Give me a horse rider any day before a dog walker who does not want to have control of their dog.

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Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Postby Vorpal » 7 Jul 2020, 2:38pm

This thread did not need resurrecting.
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Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Postby thirdcrank » 7 Jul 2020, 4:04pm

Vorpal wrote:This thread did not need resurrecting.


Now you tell us.

Create a rule banning thread resurrection without lawful authority or reasonable excuse. Perhaps forum members could be rationed to one resurrection a year.

While it's being considered, look at a similar restriction for starting polls.

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Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 7 Jul 2020, 4:15pm

thirdcrank wrote:
Vorpal wrote:This thread did not need resurrecting.


Now you tell us.

Create a rule banning thread resurrection without lawful authority or reasonable excuse. Perhaps forum members could be rationed to one resurrection a year.

While it's being considered, look at a similar restriction for starting polls.

No need for more rules or restrictions that make work for the moderators
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Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Postby francovendee » 8 Jul 2020, 7:24am

Vorpal wrote:This thread did not need resurrecting.

Oh yes it did.

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Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Postby Reevez » 4 Aug 2020, 10:14am

Dog walkers with those ridiculous retractable leads that play out about 5 metres of cord, massive trip hazard

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Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 4 Aug 2020, 10:23am

Hi,
Two incidents lately one with dogs one with horseriders.
One of the incidents I will not mention any details because I'm probably going to be being beaten up :)
very serious really well of course the cyclist is always at fault as that seems to be fashionable nowadays.
it's all about the person isn't it really, and the attitude they project, so it doesn't really matter what the person is doing it's just down to how they react to any type of criticism even when it's for their own good and safety.
I have for years have the same problem with walkers when I'm out walking and there is more than one of them And they hog the path.
Headless chickens a lot of them.
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Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Postby PT1029 » 6 Aug 2020, 8:12am

There is a highway code consultation out at the moment.
On the section dealing with shared cycle/pedestrian paths, there is a bit on cycle users giving a warning, passing with care etc.
My response was the highway code revision was that it should include something on pedestrians should take care with dog leads re cyclists, especially in low light, and also not to use ear phones in such a manner they are un aware when people come up behind them.

https://action.cyclinguk.org/page/64572 ... ing.id=web

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... y-code.pdf

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/K736D5/