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Close encounters of the wild kind

MEETING WILDLIFE AND livestock is a common occurrence while out hacking. Some horses may be frightened of other animals — recent encounters between riders and wild boar in Somerset, as reported in the Daily Mail and on social media, being a case in point. If the horse rears up and takes flight, it can have major consequences for the equine and his pilot.

Because all animals are unpredictable, always be on the alert when riding along a bridlepath that crosses a

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