ANOTHER horse was seen loose next to the A31 this lunchtime.

Caroline McCulloch was passing and reported it to the police.

She said: “I was driving back to my place of work coming up from junction one westbound on the M27 and there was a Chestnut pony on the left hand side on the verge.

“I pulled up at the garage and called 999.

“I heard what happened last night and couldn’t believe it.

“I have horses locally in Ringwood. I would say it’s a difficult one. They did replace a lot of fencing along the A31 in the last couple of years but it is always a risk.”

Hampshire Police said the horse had been returned to the forest.