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