Riders say speeding traffic and noisy gardening equipment can startle a horse and cause a dangerous accident.

The fresh warning comes after Shine Radio’s Alison Glasspool was a first responder to a nasty horse accident. Alison tells us about her unexpected mission – and we hear more about the variety of challenges faced by horses and riders.

Local horse owner Louise Baird shares her experiences, tips for riders, and advice of what to do (or not) when coming across someone on horseback.

Local horse owner & rider Louise Hudson.

The Highway Code

Always pass wide and slowly. When you see a horse on a road, you should slow down to a maximum of 10 mph. Be patient, do not sound your horn or rev your engine. When safe to do so, pass wide and slow, allowing at least 2 metres of space.

Link to information for horse riders: https://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/rules-about-animals-horse-riders.html

Link for other road users: https://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/other-road-users.html