can someone tell me why a farmer would refuse to allow horses onto a bridleway running around his land, because of holding pheasant shoots?
I know the season is a short one, so would it be that he is protecting the breeding season of the pheasants, which I suppose makes sense, but quite honestly, he does seem to be particularly anti-horses, having spoken to him just once, but I'd like to think the pheasant breeding season is the legitimate excuse, rather than him just being unpleasant.
Just to add that our yard is on a very fast road, and although some drivers are extremely courteous and considerate, others are not, and we all fear a really bad accident in the not too distant future! This bridleway would shorten the risk as it is very close to our yard.
Unfortunately the gentleman was totally unsympathetic to my explanation of this, and when I said we are all very careful and sensible riders, he replied that if we were, then it wasn't dangerous".
Pheasant shooting brings in a lot of revenue for farmers, and methinks greed over compassion for human life is what is going on here? Or am I totally wrong?
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.