Girl and pony hit by lorry on the road
A young friend of mine lost her pony in an horrific accident whilst riding
home from pony club. Despite being in high vis vests, her pony was hit by a lorry which dragged both of them under the wheels.
My friend was miraculously unhurt but the pony had to be put down in the road. The horsey community in the village are currently
raising money to run a safety awareness advert on national TV. In the meantime, please urge all your non horsey friends to
slow down when they see horses on the road. (By Sian Lewis)
|Hi Vis clothing alerts motorists and pilots
|Hi Vis is vital. Be safe, be seen! © Annie Worsley
Don't just assume the driver will see you
Cloudy, foggy days and nights are drawing in and it’s
getting harder to see horses and riders on the roads. Making you and your horse or pony as visible as possible to people and
drivers couldn't be more important this winter. Many accidents can be avoided and prevented if you take a few simple steps.
Putting a brightly coloured rug on your horse with a few reflective strips in it, reflective strips on the headcollar
or bridle, wearing HI VIZ bands and tabards will make all the difference. Wearing HI VIZ clothing gives drivers vital seconds
to react and take avoiding action if necessary. (By Barbara Moore)
There are so many colourful and practical ways to make your
presence known while you are riding. Hats, martingales, jackets, helmet covers and more.
you risk being without these?
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|Choosing the right helmet for a 2 year old child
|© Annie Worsley
Starting Young - Suitable helmets for little people
my son in a good bike/skate board helmet that meets standards for insurance. Thomas is two and a half here. Then he moved
into the Troxel when he had grown out of this one. They are nice and light especially for little heads and weaker necks. (Annie
The Gatehouse Airflow
Hickstead fits tiny tots and is good enough for showing too. I had one for my two year old son. (Nicola Stead-Howarth)
|Caroline Almond and Maisie in Hi Viz pink
Personalised High Vis Hoodies - Add your own words for
motorists or personalise with a name. Fun and practical. Click image for more info.