Letters, plus magazine editor’s comment
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