Let­ters, plus mag­a­zine editor’s com­ment

Horse & Hound - - News -

Sir — Your ar­ti­cle on electric cars (news, 12 Oc­to­ber) made me won­der how horses on the road would re­act. On the first en­counter in my electric car, it was par­tic­u­larly in­ter­est­ing...

Two horses were be­ing rid­den two abreast ahead of me, their riders nat­ter­ing, to­tally un­aware of my pres­ence. But their horses clocked me in­stantly, both flick­ing their ears back at me. I was now closer be­hind them, had wound my win­dows down and turned the ra­dio up quite loudly, but still only the horses no­ticed.

So when a suit­able place to pass ap­proached, I edged past. Again, both horses were calm be­cause they knew I was there, but their riders didn’t. This sit­u­a­tion has hap­pened a few times and each time the horses knew where I was. So maybe it’s a case of bet­ter a silent ve­hi­cle than a loud noisy one? Lucy Ver­ity Mitch­ledean, Glos

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