While some horses may be just fine riding around town and near roadways, others can be startled by loud noises and vehicles speeding past them. (Black Press file photo)

Letter: Horse owner appreciates article

Just wanted to thank the Salmon Arm Observer for printing the article March 30, cautioning Shuswap drivers to go slowly around horses on the road.

As a horse owner and rider, I really appreciate drivers who slow right down and move as far away as possible to give horses a wide safety margin.

Because horses are flight animals, even the best-behaved horses can spook for reasons we humans may not understand.

Thanks for bringing this issue to the public.

Julia Beatty

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