Learn to ride
Horse riding is an exciting and rewarding sport - from simply learning the basics to the thrill of galloping on the beach. If you're looking for advice on where to learn, what to wear or what to expect on your first lesson - this is the place to start.
Transporting your horse
Horses often need to be transported on public highways, in either a horse box or a trailer. Whether you are transporting a horse for veterinary care, to an event or elsewhere, it’s important to make sure you and the horse are safe at all times.
We urge all riders and carriage drivers to report every incident they are involved in, regardless of severity, via our horse incidents reporting hub online or our Horse i app. This allows us to collate statistics on incidents across the UK, to help better understand the rate of equine-related incidents and, ultimately, to use this data to lobby for change in safety laws.
Cyclists and horse riders
Equestrians and cyclists are both vulnerable road users. We both share similar risks when riding on the road, and we need access to more safe off-road riding.
Riding through livestock
Livestock, horses or dogs can sometimes prevent people using a right of way if the behaviour of the animals is threatening or dangerous.
We don't think of our lovable companions as predators or prey, but by nature, dogs are predators and horses are prey animals – a combination that can cause issues.
Equestrians and runners are both vulnerable road users, and we share similar risks when using the road and off-road tracks.
Bird Scarers and Gas Guns
Many farmers use bird scarers and gas guns to protect their crops from damage by birds. However, passing horses may also get scared or spooked by these, which can cause distress or injury to both horse and rider.