Horse owner brands flytippers ‘scum’ as dumped waste causes her gelding to bolt near busy road

The dumped waste on the approach to Fenny Bridges. Picture: Sarah Waller.

The dumped waste on the approach to Fenny Bridges. Picture: Sarah Waller. - Credit: Archant

A horse owner has slammed fly-tippers as ‘scum’ after a pile of dumped electronics caused her gelding to bolt towards a busy main road.

The dumped waste on the approach to Fenny Bridges. Picture: Sarah Waller.

The dumped waste on the approach to Fenny Bridges. Picture: Sarah Waller. - Credit: Archant

Sarah Waller was riding 15-year-old Bally down a bridlepath towards Fenny Bridges when she spotted a large glinting heap in front of her.

She approached the debris, but Bally became agitated before spinning around and bolting up the path towards Alfington Road.

Mrs Waller said if her car had not been parked at the end of the bridleway, Bally could have run into Alfington Road, resulting in a fatal crash.

She said: "Bally is used to traffic, and really good. We go out in heavy traffic all the time.

The dumped waste on the approach to Fenny Bridges. Picture: Sarah Waller.

The dumped waste on the approach to Fenny Bridges. Picture: Sarah Waller. - Credit: Archant


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"He does not get spooked easily, but he did not know what it was.

"It's a big shiny thing that he could not figure out. He was shaking, he was petrified.

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"If he had gone into Alfington Road and there was a car coming, it would have been fatal.

"People like that (fly-tippers) are just scum. If they are going to put rubbish in their car to take it somewhere, they should have taken it to the tip."

Bally the gelding was spooked by the waste. Picture: Sarah Waller.

Bally the gelding was spooked by the waste. Picture: Sarah Waller. - Credit: Archant

Mrs Waller, who has owned horses all of her life, said her car was parked at the end of the bridleway, which slowed Bally down.

She said had her horse ran into the road, the results could have been devaststing.

Once she had calmed down her horse, Mrs Waller examined the scene to find someone had dumped old electronics, including televisions, a washing machine, lawnmower and a scooter.

She said: "It was just dumped across the bridleway because someone couldn't be bothered to go to the tip.

"These people have no idea about the effect on the countryside and what other impact if has.

"It has been reported to the council but if anyone sees suspicious behaviour I would urge them to report it and stop this fly-tipping in our gorgeous countryside."

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