I haven’t been to loads of events this year, but at two I have witnessed a totally unattended horse grazing between boxes, and the owners having an “oh, he’s fine, he won’t go anywhere” attitude. This pic shows one of them. The horse had a lunge line attached to his headcollar, lying in the grass (to the right in the picture, you can just see it) where he could easily step on it!
I am flabbergasted by this kind of thing, to be honest. A horse may be the biggest pig in the world and look totally engrossed in stuffing his face on grass, but it only takes another loose horse or another drama of some kind to trip his flight animal mechanism and put him and other horses, let alone people, in danger.
Perhaps the ‘no loose dogs in the lorry park’ rule needs to be extended to include the supposedly obvious (but apparently not!) ‘no loose horses in the lorry park’, too!
Am I the only one who has a bit of a problem with this?!?!