Saturday, 12 February 2011

Horses electrocuted

An investigation has started into an incident where two horses were electrocuted at Newbury today.

Immediately, I think of three questions:

What could have damaged the cables?
Were they power supply or turf-heating cables?
Does the maintenance regime for the grass involve spiking the area? If so was the spiking contractor aware of the cables?

The depth at which they were buried is very significant.