Horses are large powerful animals but they can easily panic and bolt if startled. The consequences to drivers, their car, the horse and its rider can be horrendous. By following some basic advice, drivers and riders can help avoid accidents involving horses on the road.
Advice for motorists
Advice for horse riders
WATCH: The British Horse Society and THINK!’s co-produced video showing how to pass horses safely.
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The British Horse Society’s Dead Slow campaign provides advice on how to drive pass horses safely.The British Horse Society
The British Horse Society's horse accident website encourages riders to log road accidents involving horses.Report an accident
THINK! road safety education resources organised into lesson packs by age and key stage: