Clarington riding school wants to buck wind farm

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CLARINGTON — If industrial wind turbines start turning in Clarington, it’s just a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt, predicts Barb King, who runs an equestrian school in Kendal and is concerned that proposed turbines are going to spook the horses and hurt a rider.

“Horses are flight animals. They flee,” said Ms. King. “Would you want to be on a horse when one of these wind turbines start up?”

The Homestead Hills Equestrian Centre, on Jewel Road off Concession 6 in Kendal, specializes in offering lessons for disabled riders and children. Ms. King’s indoor and outdoor rings will overlook turbines planned on either side of Jewel Road. She said horses, with the largest eyes of any land mammal, have incredible sight and they only see out of one eye at a time.

“Anything starting up like that, or light hitting them, they’re going to see everything … They’re going to flee. It’s different to have a rider that’s got a really good base, but to have a kid or a disabled rider on them, it’s not going to go well.” Read article

5 thoughts on “Clarington riding school wants to buck wind farm

  1. And do you know how much the wind companies care? They’ll tell you the horses will get used to it. And they might, but nobody really knows that, and some people might get hurt first, but that’s not the wind companies problem and THEY DON’T CARE. That’s one of the most significant signs of a psychopath – they don’t care what harm might come to others, as long as they get what they want.
    Psychopaths are very scary people. When they are corporations with billions of dollars to play with, to hire lawyers, to buy politicians, they are infinitely worse.
    Almost a classic definition of evil.
    “There are no peer-reviewed studies showing a direct causal link between windmills and disabled riders on horses.”
    So there.

    • I was at the meeting. The winds bags said it would be no problem(for them)…all she has to do is retrain her horses(her problem). Easy peasy mitigation. Did the company mention that all the turbines are located on the once protected Oak Ridges Moraine? No? No problem…nothing to mitigate there folks. The greed energy act took care of that. I guess the ridges aren’t ecologically sensitive anymore…grrrrrrrrr.

  2. I too have horses and have wondered the same. What right do they have telling us “to adjust”, you adjust and get your f—— turbines out of our neighbourhoods ! Put them in yours………..

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