May 2011) "Riderless horse in Australia"
Riderless horse in Australia
(pronounced 'horse trailer' by some)
With interest in riderless horses
of late, doves may be interested in the news article below about a
riderless horse jumping into a crowd in a rural city called Warrnambool
in Victoria, on Australia's south coast - seven people were injured.
This made national news in Australia - a common occurrence on race
courses, but rarely does a horse jump riderless into a crowd - over a
fence designed to prevent this happening.
"Racing officials will review the height of safety
fences at the Warrnambool race track after a horror accident yesterday
in which a riderless horse leapt into a crowd of spectators. The
Warrnambool Racing Club installed the two-metre high brush fence four
years ago, believing it would be too high for a runaway horse to
clear. However that theory proved wrong yesterday when a horse, Banna
Strand, veered off the course after losing its rider and jumped the
fence into a tightly packed crowd of between 50 and 100 people gathered
on a road at the back of the course" (see link below}.