Horse Riders

Advice and Information for Horse Riders

In the United Kingdom from 2007 – 2011 there were an average of 122 horse riders injured each year in road accidents. In Somerset, over the same five years, there were a total of 10 horse riders injured – giving an average of 2 casualties per year. Motorists and horse riders both have a right to use the road and they also share a responsibility to consider each other's needs.

When a motorist passes a horse and rider, they should pass leaving plenty of space and driving slowly. All horses should be treated as a potential hazard; they can be unpredictable, despite the best efforts of their riders.
 

Advice for Horse Riders:

Education and Training for Horse Riders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Somerset Road Safety is also able to offer bespoke road safety sessions to clubs and groups of all ages and requirements. For more information click here.

 

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