55. Liability for damage and expenses due to horses on land in England without lawful authority.

Where a horse1 is on any land in England without lawful authority2, the person to whom the horse belongs3 is liable for:


    (1)     any damage done by the horse to the land, or any property on it which is in the ownership or possession of the freeholder or occupier of the land4; and


    (2)     any expenses which are reasonably incurred by a person detaining the horse5 in keeping the horse while it cannot be restored to the person to whom it belongs or while it is so detained, or in ascertaining to whom it belongs6.

A person is not liable