Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Pony Trap

Woahh!! Horsey.
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I'm sure we've all seen the horse warning signs by the roadside, when driving through the countryside. But how many of us ever take heed and make a conscious effort to slow down? ..just in case there is a lolloping quadruped around the next bend.

We should bring these signs into the twenty-first centaury; fit lights to the corners of the signs. Obviously they can't be flashing at all times, so we need a way to recognise when horses are on the road. The signs can be fitted with radio transponders that are activated when an appropriate transmitter is in the vicinity. Horse-riders throughout the country can apply for a transmitter in the interest of personal safety.

silverstormer, May 25 2006


       Sure, why not?
shapu, May 25 2006

Freudian slip?
neutrinos_shadow, May 25 2006

       OK - I just have to ask. Do you ride, or live in a heavily horsed area?   

       Anytime I read a sentence that includes a phrase like "apply for a transmitter" I am skeptical.   

       And if your motorist isn't the kind that would pay attention to the "this is a horse area" sign, odds are a flashing light is not going penetrate their conciousness in this age of neon.
normzone, May 25 2006

       I see your point norm, perhaps am more personalised "Horse ahead" sign, we could even add the horses name if you wish (display character limits withstanding).   

       People were skeptical about electricity.
silverstormer, May 25 2006

       People were skeptical about cold fusion too ;)
5th Earth, May 26 2006

       I see you declined to answer my question. Pending appeal, you are hereby sentenced to six weekends of all day trail riding.
normzone, May 26 2006

       Heh, the working title is almost cockney rhyming slang, I was expecting something completly different.   

       What shapu said.
skinflaps, May 26 2006

       The horses usually sense that a car is coming long before the car knows the horse is there and they are much smarter than the cars.
xandram, May 26 2006

       I was picturing a large cage baited with sugar cubes to catch those pesky horses that get in your house and breed in the walls.
Galbinus_Caeli, May 26 2006


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