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Safety Advice and Information

We all enjoy riding our horses, but with this pleasure comes responsibility.

Whether we choose to ride off-road on fields and bridleways, or whether we have no option but to go out onto busy roads, there are always safety issues we need to take into account.

At The British Horse Society we put a great deal of passion into ensuring that every horse and rider is as safe as possible. Here, we offer crucial advice for riders and carriage drivers when heading out.

What to wear

Whatever you ride and wherever you go, the correct equipment is vital to help keep you safe around horses.

Find out more information about what to wear when riding.

Riding on the roads

At some time or other, most of us will end up needing to ride on the road. We're on hand to offer some helpful tips and advice for riders when heading out.

Find out more information about riding on the roads

Common Incidents

Find out more information about some of the most commonly reported incidents to us on our Horse Accidents website, and to read about how to be prepared in the case of an incident, and reduce the risk of potential accidents to yourself and your horse.

Learn more about common incidents and how to be prepared.

Transporting your horse

At the BHS we want to make sure you are safe at all times and that you have the right licence for the vehicle you are driving and/or towing.

Find out more about transporting your horse.

Education Resources hub

Get access to a range of supportive resources to help you achieve your BHS qualifications, including learning and assessment preparation, and progress your equine career.

Information to help you achieve your BHS qualifications

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