i only pick up my dog poo if its in a public place.. so if we are walking in the bush, i wont pick it up cos no will stand in it
Horses carry tetanus. So they can be a health hazard. My dad would not let my mum put horse poo on the vege patch in our back yard when I was little because of the tetanus risk.
I'm pretty sure it's not ok to litter and horse droppings are litter. So I'm sure if you rang your local council and described what was happening and included the words "health hazard" and "littering" they might do something about it.
When I went riding in Canberra - my horse was far less likely to crap out on a ride than a dog would. There might be one crap for the whole ride, maybe none. If he crapped on a bike path - I would get off - much to my friend's disgust - and kick it off the bike path. My explanation was - it would be me on my bike commuting to work that would be in it... And when we were riding - riding boots are fine for kicking crap off and then wiping on any grass to be found or dirt if no grass.
But failing that, you can carry a giant plastic bag and scoop up the poo for them and hand it to them - saying littering is against the law. If they know they're going to get hassled everytime their horses crap on the local footpaths, they might avoid town and the footpaths.
My horse Wiley craps at least 2 times in an hour.
Education not Legislation
The only feed my horse got was what I gave him, the paddocks were so bare most of the time. Even in winter, the farmer would just move more stock in.
So he'd mostly only crap after dinner which was always after the ride...
You surely can be serious comparing dog sht to horse sht? Cmon horse sht breaks down tens times faster, doesnt smell anywhere near like dog sht and would wash it off your shoe with a trickle of water. Its also good for vegetation.
If it's me, I assume your first sentence meant to read you surely can't be serious?
Yeah, I am, I'm not joking about anything ATM. At no stage was i comparing horse crap to dog crap. My question is why is one allowed to crap on public paths but not the other. I'm afraid I don't agree with your reasoning of why it is allowed. Concrete footpaths are NOT made of vegetation.
I take it you havent been to a horse stables.... Horse crap smells really bad after its rained
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