This morning we took our breakfast and went to the forest .Its lovely and we saw some deer and a red squirrel which made my day.. What was less fun was the lack of respect shown by others. There are clear signs saying dogs must be on the lead so of course Murphy was kept on the lead. There is a bridle path that cuts through the middle of the woods so you have to cross it and the footpaths are not always directly opposite each other so we came out onto the bridle path and had to walk about 100mtrs before turning into the next path. Ahead of us a young lady on a horse came out of the very footpath we were heading for and set her horse into a gallop coming straight at us, luckily we had Murphy on a very short lead and had tight hold of him. He has never seen a horse that close and that fast before and he panicked. If he had got loose it could have been a fatal meeting for him the horse the rider or all of them, but madam couldnt wait until we had passed she had to gallop right there right then. I know its a bridle path and she has a right to be there but she wasnt supposed to be in the footpath and she could see us move to one side why not wait until she had safely passed us? A little further up as we crossed a narrow bridge which has a clear sign saying Dogs on leads / NO ATB bikes allowed we met father and daughter hacking down the lane. obviously they were going too fast to read the sign! There are so many negative stories about dogs and their owners not having control etc etc but what about other people showing a bit of respect for rules and general consideration for other forest users?