Control of Horses Act, 1996

Obligation to remove unlicensed horses found in public places in control areas.

27.—(1) Where an authorised person or a member of the Garda Síochána finds a horse in a public place within a control area and the person or member has reasonable cause to suspect that there is no horse licence for the time being in force in respect of the horse entitling it to be kept in that control area or that the horse is not exempt under section 19 from being licensed in that control area, the authorised person or member may require any person apparently keeping or having charge or control of the horse to remove it immediately from that public place or the control area.

(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a requirement under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.