'Trivial' matter has us talking

HAVE you got Bluetooth on your horse yet?

A NSW man, who pleaded guilty to using a mobile phone while riding a horse, appeared in Mudgee Local Court.

And while the magistrate labelled the matter as "trivial" it's certainly got everyone talking ... just hopefully not on their mobile phone while riding a horse.

The 30-year-old, from the state's central west was seen riding the horse along the Hill End Road at Tambaroora, north of Hill End, at 11.08am on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

While travelling at an estimated speed of 10km/h, he was seen to be holding the phone up to his right ear, before police stopped him.

Magistrate David Day said he hadn't dealt with the matter of someone using a mobile phone on a horse before. But there was a charge of someone being drunk on a horse in the past.

A three-month Conditional Release Order was imposed without a conviction recorded.

So while we all hunt around for jeans or pants with pockets big enough to carry a mobile phone, or we start searching online for those phone-holding saddle pouches maybe we need to first consider the Bluetooth option.

Jodhpurs with mobile-phone sized pockets have been on the market for what seems like a few years now. And have you ever seen someone with a phone shoved in the side of their helmet?

We are known for our improvisation so let's see what the "workaround" for this one is.


POLICE are appealing for information after 11 sheep were found killed.

On Monday 20 January 2020, police attended two locations - Danswans Lane, Marinna and Pattersons Road, Harefield - after reports sheep had been found dead.

Officers from Riverina Police District found the carcasses of 11 sheep which appear to have been slaughtered for meat. The ear tags had also been removed.

Police have commenced an investigation and the Rural Crime Investigators have been notified.

As inquiries continue, police urge any witnesses or anyone with information to contact Wagga Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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