The horse feeding stations above the Westhills Aggregates pits are up and running as of mid-December. I see horses around my neighborhood so we are still waiting for the horses to find the hay. Hopefully they will and we will see less of them.
Recall from the fall 2010 Area 'F' newsletter that our current plan with the horses is to develop some alternatives for residents during 2011 and add a specific proposal to the ballot during the 2011 local government elections (a cheap way to have a referendum on a taxation issue). As preparation, I asked residents for their opinions regarding possible RDOS-initiated horse control actions in the Fall 2010 Residents' Survey. As you can see below, none of the alternatives considered received support from a majority of residents. Interestingly, the fence, which was the clear winner in our more detailed Delphi analysis of the problem received the least support.