Letter to the Editor – Equestrian Safety


Dear Editor,

Horses are often seen on rural roads and I agree that drivers must be respectful and give them plenty of space. However when a rider wears dark clothes while riding a dark horse in the shadows of roadside trees, especially on a bright day when the driver may have trouble with the sun, is it really the fault of the driver who comes too close? Equestrians must do their part in ensuring their safety by making sure they are visible.

I speak from experience of many years ago, but still today I regret having unintentionally frightened that horse and rider.

Jean Hartjes,


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