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THINK: Riding Safety

The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) has put out a call for riders to be more safety conscious reports The Yorkshire Post.

Riding on the road can be dangerous but at times unavoidable and in winter it is more important than ever to make sure both you and your horse are visible to drivers.
"Many people do not maximise their visibility when they're out on the roads" says Claire Williams of BETA.

"High visibility clothing is not just baggy, green tabards anymore. There's a whole new range of stylish gear available on the market, so there's no excuse for not being safe on the roads this winter."

The most important area to highlight is the riders' head as this can be seen above car height in built up areas and also above fences and hedgerows on country roads so make sure you invest in a fluorescent hat cover.