We received a letter recently from Wiltshire County Council about an incident on the bridleway that runs up the spur between Cowards and the Rifle Range at Mere,
where a horse was spooked by a launching paraglider. Many of us will have spoken to riders at Mere on occasion and we're unaware of any previous incidents but would like
to remind everyone that the bridleway is there and that pilots should keep an eye out for horses approaching up the spur - they'll normally take quite a while to get up the
spur so make a mental note if you see one start the climb and think about it on subsequent launches (in particular) and flights.
Reported on 04/02/2005 by Rich Harding