Be Safe, Be Seen whilst riding your horse on the roads
We were all saddened to hear of the tragic accident in Kinnerley when a young rider’s precious horse had to be put to sleep after a speeding car drove into the horse and broke her leg. The rider is naturally devastated as this was a very special horse and much loved.
This sort of accident would be my worst nightmare and I must admit that I have recently had two or three near misses on the road near me as vehicles have driven so fast past me.
The only way I can think that we can provide some protection for ourselves and our horses is to cover them and us in high viz gear……..hat bands, tabards or hi viz jackets, breast bands, tail and leg wraps and hi viz quarter sheets
The 2015 BHS Safety Conference is taking place on 15 September. The conference aims to meet a spectrum of needs irrespective of your interest or involvement in the equestrian field.
The conference takes place at the Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Campus, Hertfordshire. This year it focusses completely on ’Fire’ and its implications on all areas of equestrian life from stable, transport and at events. Presentations will come from over 10 members of the fire service, each with expertise in different areas, plus a further presentation by Professor Josh Slater MRCVS who will look at the impact on the horse itself.
Safety Conf Flyer
The fire service team will be led by Station Fire Officer Jim Green who has international recognition for his support of all equestrians safety from transport to stable.
Tickets are still available at £30.00 for a full day at the Conference including lunch and will include a copy of Guidelines for Fire Safety in Equine & Agricultural Premises, by Harry Paviour for each delegate. (worth over £30)
Please contact Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org for further details, or call 02476 840563 to speak to a member of the Safety team or take a look at the following link.