Álora Council has approved an amendment to municipal ordinances which, as from last year, banned residents from riding on horseback through urban areas. After discussions with those affected by the ban, it was decided that it was actually safer for all concerned for horses to be ridden rather than led by the reins.
Riders must, however, have suitable insurance and must obey the normal rules of the road. Trotting or galloping through urban areas is not allowed. An earlier ban on tying up horses to lampposts, traffic signs or other street furniture remains in place.
Fines for infringements of the municipal ordinance range from €60 to €150 depending upon the gravity of the offence.