Equestrian road safety is the subject of the latest RSGB Talk podcast, with Alan Hiscox, director of safety at the British Horse Society, joining me to discuss the challenges faced by horse riders on UK roads.

During the podcast, which is now available to listen to and download, Alan outlines how the British Horse Society (BHS) is working proactively with road safety stakeholders to improve the safety of horse riders.

Alan highlights the importance of the BHS’s ‘Dead Slow’ campaign, which sets out to educate drivers on how to pass horses on the road – and remind riders of their responsibility to adhere to the Highway Code.

He reiterates the key campaign messages to drivers, which are:

  • Slow down to a maximum of 15mph
  • Be patient – do not sound the horn or rev the engine
  • Pass the horse wide and slow (if safe to do so), at least a car’s width if possible
  • Drive slowly away