Now the highway code has been updated to help protect vulnerable road users by creating a hierarchy of users road users when passing horses vehicles must:
- Pass horses (including horse drawn vehicles) under 10 mph.
- Give a 2 meter clearance when passing, and if this is not possible it will be the law to wait until it is clear to do so.
- Drivers should take extra care and give more space when passing horse riders including horse-drawn vehicles in bad weather (including high winds).
- Drivers should not cut across horse riders or horse-drawn vehicles when turning into or out of a junction, or changing direction or lane, just as you wouldn’t cut across another motor vehicle
The BHS new horse incidents reporting app, Horse i, allows you to quickly and easily submit details of any incidents you encounter directly to the BHS via your mobile or tablet device. Click here to download the app via the Apple store or here for the Google Play store.