Slowing down for horses

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Hear from local horse riders Maggie and Jane about how we can all protect, respect and enjoy the countryside for people and nature. The Surrey Hills has some of the finest horse-riding routes, but it’s important to wear high-vis clothing to give other users a chance to see you coming.

“Surrey’s countryside is shared between people and nature. Remember to slow down for horses and let the rider know you are approaching”. 

In this short video taken near Peaslake, they explain why the Surrey countryside is so good for horse riding and what you should do when you come across a horse and rider. They highlight a few tips on being horse aware including;

  • The countryside is for everyone, when spending time outdoors you will come across other users and animals. Slow down or stop for horses, walkers and livestock when driving or cycling and always give them plenty of room.
  • Let the horse rider know you are approaching. Their behaviour can be unpredictable.
  • Keep dogs under control near horses.

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