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A test for riders?

A test for riders?

Postby Chevalblanc » Tue May 19, 2015 2:59 pm

Just read this: http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/motoring/m ... 981978070#

Reckon it's not a bad idea actually. I know in France they were talking of introducing a new law so that you can't ride on the road unless you've got at least a Galop 4, not that the locals would take much notice of it I suppose :wink:

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Re: A test for riders?

Postby Trudi » Tue May 19, 2015 9:35 pm

:thumbup: great idea just wonder how easy it would be to enforce with so few rural police.
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Re: A test for riders?

Postby Late Starter » Wed May 20, 2015 12:15 pm

Maybe we will all need to get a tattooed bar-code to show that we have passed the necessary test?
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Re: A test for riders?

Postby spottygiraffe » Thu May 21, 2015 5:20 pm

I think it's a good idea in principle. If they enforced the Galop 4 thing over here though I would be naffed off if I had to go and take the tests. Probably wouldn't even pass!

But it is generally the drivers who are the problem, rather the riders.
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Re: A test for riders?

Postby littlewhitehorse » Tue May 26, 2015 8:22 am

Hhmmm well I am Mrs Cynical as regards such surveys and opinion polls and market research as the questions are usually heavily biased so that they found 94% of drivers in favour doesn't surprise me (how many and who did they ask?) and I'm sure as mentioned most horse owners would say it's the driver that needs the test :lol:

As to the galop 4 requirement in France, it would probably be as difficult to reinforce as the one about every equine being reported, listed, registered, chipped etc. Never going to happen :lol: and most of these rules are IMO invented to make more paper pushing jobs and admin, which they love :roll:
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