At the British Horse Society, we provide advice and information for both equestrians and the public about frequently reported horse-related incidents to help all of us stay safe.
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.
Equestrians and runners are both vulnerable road users, and we share similar risks when using the road and off-road tracks.
Some road surfaces can be slippery and can cause horses to slip or even fall.
Drones come in many shapes and sizes, from small toys and hand-held radio-controlled drones, right through to those used in industry by an ever-widening range of businesses to save manpower and see things from above.
Firework season can be a difficult time for horses and owners. If you're worried about your horse's reaction and welfare, you're not alone. 69% of horse owners are concerned about their horse's welfare due to fireworks.
Low flying aircrafts
If a low flying aircraft flies over you, it could spook your horse, especially if they are not used to the noise.