Equine clinic’s warning after horse dies in road collision

Cliffe Equine Clinic. Photo courtesy of Google Maps street view. SUS-151125-075844001
Cliffe Equine Clinic. Photo courtesy of Google Maps street view. SUS-151125-075844001
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A small horse died after being hit by a car on the A26 on Monday (November 23).

The cob was one of three horses to let themselves out through a footpath gate left open by someone walking through the land.

Cliffe Equine Clinic, in Lewes, is now urging people to be more attentive when crossing an area used by livestock.

A message posted on the clinic’s Facebook page said: “I personally would like to issue a word of caution to anyone who uses footpaths through land containing livestock - if you open a gate, CLOSE it behind you.

“Today, we sadly lost a beautiful cob on the A26 in a RTA, one of three horses that let themselves out through a footpath gate left open by the last user.

“The car that hit the horse was a complete write-off, but very luckily the driver was uninjured.

“This was a wholly avoidable tragedy and the owners are devastated.

“Please share to stop this type of tragedy, or worse, happening to anyone else.”

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