Advice and information for horse riders
Advice and information
In the United Kingdom from 2012 to 2015 there were an average of 108 horse riders injured each year in road collisions (the figures for 2016 are not currently available but are due to be published in September). In Somerset, over the last five years, 2012 to 2016, 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.