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Control of Horses Act 2015

Section 2: Powers of freeholders and occupiers in England to detain horses

9.Section 2 inserts section 7B into the 1971 Act and gives freeholders and occupiers of land in England a power to detain horses which are on their land without lawful authority.


Section 7B(2) provides that the horse may be detained in any case by the occupier of the land. In cases where the freeholder of the land is not also the occupier, the freeholder may detain the horse with the occupier’s consent.


Section 7B(3) applies the procedure in section 7C to detention of horses under section 7B.

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