Horse riders kicked out of Springfield Mill

Horse Riders Tegan (on Marco) & Mum Ann Stewart (on Mojo) who have found their route along Springfield Mill blocked by padlocked gates.

Horse Riders Tegan (on Marco) & Mum Ann Stewart (on Mojo) who have found their route along Springfield Mill blocked by padlocked gates.

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individuals ‘riding rough-shod’ over a wildlife site could see equestrian activities in the area banned.

Angry riders from Edinburgh and Lasswade Riding Centre say they always stick to the rules by staying on the paths at Springfield Mill near Polton.

But some less-responsible riders aren’t so careful and grass has been damaged as they cantered off the specified routes.

Events came to a head when a member of staff from the riding centre found the gates to the reserve padlocked.

For full story, see The Advertiser, out Thursday, June 9.