Two horse-related petitions have been started on the 10 Downing Street website.

The first asks for police to pay more attention to equestrian-related crime (petitions.pm.gov.uk/horsecrime).

The second calls for the Prime Minister to introduce a mandatory 30mph speed restriction on narrow country lanes except where a lower speed limit is required (petitions.pm.gov.uk/countrylanes).

Marilyn Ross Kinister, who set up the police petition, told H&H: “When all my tack was stolen, the police didn’t even attend. Thousands and thousands of pounds worth of equipment are being taken, and the police are doing nothing.”

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (17 May, ’07)