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Archive for July 2017

Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tips #8

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It’s Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety tip number 8! You should always take a mobile phone out with you if you’re hacking. You should do this even if you know the your route and people know where you’re going. Just like anything journey, you never know what’s going to happen and you never know when…

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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tip #7

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It’s Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tip Number 7! Applying sunscreen is one of the most obvious ways to keep ourselves and our horses from getting burnt, but we often forget it! In summer, you shouldn’t be hacking out at the hottest point of the day, but even if you’re riding in the morning or…

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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tip #6

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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety tip number 6! Even if you’re hacking out with other riders, it’s always the best idea to let someone else know where you are going and an approximate time that you’ll be home. This way people will know when it’s time to be concerned if you’re not back and where…

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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tip #5

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Day number 5 of Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety! There’s not a way to tell when an emergency dismount is better than staying on your horse, and experts have even suggested that dismounting may cause more problems than falling off. However, sometimes you know when you’re in danger and need to dismount, and quickly. Remember…

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Equi-est Summer of Safety Tips #4

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Day number four of Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tips! Road conditions, especially busier roads, means that riding side by side with your fellow horse and rider may not always be possible. Although it’s a good idea to do this when possible, especially if the more confident or experience horse is on the outside, when…

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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tip #3

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It’s time for Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety tip number 3! This time we’re talking about riding hats; a vital piece of equipment to keep you safe whilst riding. Whilst it may only be a legal requirement to wear a riding hat whilst on the road if you’re under fourteen, very few riders choose to…

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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tips #2

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  It’s our second Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety tip! Riding alone is always more dangerous than riding with a companion. It may seem like a good idea at the time, but unless you’ve got years of experience and expertise, always find a friend to hack out too. It’s important that you have someone who…

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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tip #1

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It’s the first day of our Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety! Our first Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tip is really important. You should be able to recognise what horse suits your ability. If you are a novice rider, riding a green or young horse is probably not a good idea. Find an experienced horse…

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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tips

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Here at Equi-est we recently published an article about the British Horse Society’s new scheme, Ride Safe. The Scheme has been created to help ensure that horse, rider and other road users are safe whilst hacking. This summer at Equi-est we’re going to be publishing a series of hints and tips on what we think…

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British Horse Society- Ride Safe Campaign

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Riding your horse on the road can be dangerous. Not only are we dealing with keeping control of our horses, but also the rules of the road and the actions of other road users. Unsurprisingly accidents involving horses and riders do happen, and it seems far too frequently. Here’s what the British Horse Society are…

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