Riding in the dark or poor light can be difficult and dangerous. Even if it the light is good when you set out, you could experience bad weather or be forced to ride after darkness has fallen. A hi-viz jacket for yourself is a must have as are horse hi-viz accessories.
Is equine safety on the roads a serious problem?
Between 2010 and 2019, more than 3,700 incidents involving horses were reported to the British Horse Society (BHS). It is believed that only 10% of incidents were actually reported. 315 horses and 43 riders were killed on our roads during the last decade. The right hi-viz accessories will minimise the chances of being involved in one of these unfortunate incidents.
How to improve your horse’s visibility
The EquiSafety Hi Viz Wrap Around rug will improve your horse’s visibility at night as will a flashing tail guard and reflective noseband. It is impossible to have too many safety aids when you are on the road. Other road users won’t necessarily be looking out for you or driving sensibly but you can at least ensure that you give them every chance to see you and slow down. Better still, a reflective horse rug will help to keep your mount clean and dry while enhancing their visibility.
Small investments but ones which could make all the difference, hi-viz equine accessories could save both you and your horse from serious injury or worse. After dark, in fog or in poor light conditions, it is vital that you make yourself as visible as possible. At Equi Supermarket, we have everything you need to enhance your safety, wherever you wish to ride.