British Horse Society's Dead Slow Campaign

The BHS have seen 845 incidents reported to them from 1 March 2018 to 28 February 2019, as well over a quarter of riders reporting that they were subject to road rage or abuse.

If you or your horse have been involved in an incident or near miss, please let them know what happened and submit a report to their page here


What you can do

BHS recommends riders can do the following to reduce the risk of becoming another statistic.

  • Always wear hi-viz clothing and put hi-viz equipment on your horse – even on bright days, it is surprising how well a horse can be camouflaged against a hedge. Find out more about what to wear.
  • Unless absolutely necessary, we highly recommend you avoid riding in failing light, fog or darkness or when it is snowing or icy
  • Show courtesy to drivers – if you show drivers appreciation of their efforts, then drivers should return the favour
  • If you are riding a horse that is not used to roads, make sure you are accompanied by an experienced rider and horse
  • Concentrate all the time
  • Make sure you have told someone where you are going and what time you are expected back.