The community website for Pen Selwood
Most of the drivers in our villages are brilliant but there is always one or two impatient and reckless drivers with poor attitudes that can startle, unsettle and panic the horses.
Riders, Cyclists and Walkers are vulnerable road users and have as much right to be on the road as vehicles. Most do not want to be there but lack of bridleways makes being on the road a necessity.
So a reminder:
600kg of horse coming through the windscreen won’t just possibly kill the horse and rider it will kill the driver plus passengers as well.
We do our best to be seen by wearing hi viz and only ride two abreast when we have a young less experienced horse that we are trying to educate and de-sensitise to the traffic.
We have now started to wear hat cams to record any poor driving and the police are now finally taking action on any footage they receive that shows dangerous driving or driving without due care and attention.
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