BBC Breakfast published a video on social media, earlier today, stating that dozens of riders and hundreds of horses have been killed on UK roads over the last five years. Here is our advice
Below is the video published by BBC Breakfast. It features a British Horse Society representative discussing road accident statistics involving horses.
Alan Hiscox from the British Horse Society
Dozens of riders and nearly 200 horses have died over past 5 years following incidents on the UK's roads.The British Horse Society have advice for safe driving past horses and riders.Posted by BBC Breakfast on Wednesday, March 23, 2016
There have been a number of accidents involving horses on Irish roads over the past few months, most recently 12-year-old, Sean Doyle, died tragically after the pony and trap he was travelling on collided with a truck.
Riders need to take safety precautions when using the road and drivers need to slow down and pass horses with care. Listed below is our advice on road safety. All articles are free to read so please feel free to share this advice with your fellow road users.
Rules of the road
For information on the rules that apply to those riding, leading or driving a horse on the road please click here
Your checklist before heading out on the road
For a list of do's and don'ts that will help prevent accidents when you are riding your horse on the public road, please click here
How to cope in case of a road accident involving a horse
This information is important for both horse riders and drivers, it explains about liability and insurance and has helpdul steps for dealing with emergencies, click here to read