Does anybody, know of or have a link to, info regarding the current laws on dog walking on farmland or dog walking whilst riding a horse on private farmland. Are there any legal restrictions on such activity, is it or could it be construed as hunting?
The farmer where my friend owns her horse says she may not exercise her dog on his land, when she is riding her horse, yet the dog a springer spaniel, is well behaved and under her control. Her horse, an old irish eventer is also impeccably behaved and controlled at all times. The farmer has no issue with her walking the dog on farmland or riding her horse as long as its not together!
The farm is an arable farm, no livestock.
Seems a daft rule to me, riding your horse and exercising the dog at the same time is great fun for all. My horse loves it when I am out with the dogs, it gives him confidence and it also beats the hell out of the chore of dog walking.
Comments, experiences opinions please.