Saturday Mourning

This has nothing to do with horses, yet it has everything to do with them. You being here for them – to love them, feed them, care for them – means everything to them. To your horse, no one is more important than you. Don’t put their future at risk. Please do not text and drive.

– Jerry

AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
  • Some of us also ride on roads, so I hope folks keep in mind that what they hit when they’re not paying attention either texting or talking on their phones, might be a horse and rider. Or a mother and baby or …… I know one woman here has gone by with out noticing who she is whizzing by (phone to ear, not even texting) ….miss the days when we were too remote for cell service. Hands-free is now the law here…but it’s also rural areas where riders, walkers, runners and others most likely to also be on the road that it’s hardest to enforce these laws. People need to be smart for themselves and others’ safety!

    November 6, 2015
  • Margo Nielsen

    Several people in my area have been hit and killed while riding a bike or jogging on the wide shoulder of our main street highways. That means that the driver swerved out of their lane and onto the shoulder. Before we had too much traffic I used to ride my bike or horse across or along the highway, but I haven’t done that for 10 years now… just about the length of time that cell phones came in to use.

    November 6, 2015
  • Gail Wiot

    It’s really a shame people don’t get it. I was with my sister when her doctors office called kept talking. I told her to hang up and the person at the doctors office was ticked off because I yelled she was driving. She doesn’t have hands free and is on oxygen. The woman kept talking and I told her to tell the woman you would call back. I was shocked the woman kept talking. This is my pet peeve. If you injure or Kill someone or something you cannot take it back!! Duhh..

    November 6, 2015