Tough new rules on horses left grazing on land in Wakefield

Tough new rules on horses left grazing on land in Wakefield

Tough new rules will be put in place to rein in the number of horses left grazing on land in Wakefield.

Council bosses will next week agree to put the new guidelines in place after complaints of an increasing number of horses being left to “fly-graze” without the landowner’s permission.

And fears have also been raised that horses could cause serious road accidents by wandering into traffic.

Wakefield Council’s cabinet will be asked to approve the new set of rules for managing horses left to graze by their owners.

The council, working with the police, RSPCA and other organisations, will then ask everyone to abide by the rules to make sure the problem does not get out of control.