Letter to the editor 7, Sept. 15, 2016

Dear Editor,

On September 1, at around 2 p.m., we went for a horse and buggy ride on Montée Harwood in Saint-Lazare. The reins were in the hands of Mr. Charles Étienne Ménard who at one time worked with the well-known horse show Cavalia and who enchanted us with his horse savvy at last year’s Au Galop event.

When a car approached, for safety reasons, he drove the buggy on the yellow line in the middle of the road to signal the driver to slow down and then waved at him to pass by.

On the mentioned day, a car approached us at a fast speed and gave no sign of slowing down, intending to pass us at the fast speed on the right. Only at the last minute did the driver realize that he either had to hit us frontally or go into the roadside ditch. He came to a screeching halt just in front of us.

My Haflinger horse Marielou did not budge. She might have reared, broken his windshield, and possibly all of us could have been seriously hurt or dead.

Driver, when you meet a horse, please stop or advance very slowly.

Thank you.

Sunhild Gramenz

St. Lazare

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