Appleby Horse fair:

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Appleby Horse fair:

Postby brooksidepoultry » 11 Jun 2014, 00:02

Just been for the very 1st time & not quite sure what to make of it, it seemed like there was not much trouble or animal welfare problems around although you did see the odd horse with a bit of a cut with "Blue spray" on it & we did see a horse in a trap go over but even then it wasn't going fast or being forced to & I think slipped on the wet tarmac & as soon as it happened people were trying to help calm it & check it over & get the harness & trap off which was good. We felt completely safe but I did feel the event was possibly overrated slightly unless you came to buy a horse or diamonte studded clothes.

Has anyone else been or would go & what do they think of it? Will try & upload pics soon xx
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Re: Appleby Horse fair:

Postby Henwife » 11 Jun 2014, 07:05

I suspect it's become a "Glastonbury for Horses" despite it's business & social origins. I've always thought it sounded rather fun.
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Postby drfish » 11 Jun 2014, 08:38

Looks great when they have it 'Gyspy Weddings', et al.

Just a shame the idiotic blinkered gypsy haters can't just learn to leave them to it. They cause far less trouble than supposedly civilised people do on a night down town.
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Postby MamaOwl » 11 Jun 2014, 10:59

drfish wrote:..... leave them to it. ....



^ THIS x100.... they have their own 'laws' and ways of dealing with any trouble... 'Others' sticking their nose in creates 90% of the supposed 'trouble'.
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Re: Appleby Horse fair:

Postby Hen-Gen » 12 Jun 2014, 23:28

MamaOwl wrote:
drfish wrote:..... leave them to it. ....



^ THIS x100.... they have their own 'laws' and ways of dealing with any trouble... 'Others' sticking their nose in creates 90% of the supposed 'trouble'.


Bit like Muslims and sharia law then!
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Re: Appleby Horse fair:

Postby CP » 13 Jun 2014, 00:43

Don't get me started on that topic....it's not good for my blood pressure! :angryfire:
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Re: Appleby Horse fair:

Postby Henwife » 13 Jun 2014, 07:17

Having lived in both Oman (an unrepressive and friendly country) and Saudi Arabia, I would say that every country should make it's own rules and not pander to the foibles of others as the UK does. Nuff said.

Comments about Appleby are interesting, in that for the first time my sister ent this year. She too commented on the amount of purple spray on the horses, but far, far worse, was the litter. Perhaps they clear up at the end, I know Glastonbury spends a fortune on clearing up afterwards, but this impression will only re-inforce the belief that Gypsies/Romanies are dirty. The 'travellers' have a lot to answer for, and the general attitude of 'one more bit won't make any difference' probably accounts for the state of any public gathering.
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