Maxton Scotland
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Horse Riders on the Public Roads

Concerns have been reported to us regarding the manner in which some horse riders present on the roads.

Remember ...
keep to the left
keep both hands on the reins unless you are signalling
keep both feet in the stirrups
not carry another person
not carry anything which might affect your balance
keep a horse you are leading to your left
move in the direction of the traffic flow in a one-way street
never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends.

You should wear:
boots or shoes with hard soles and heels
light-coloured or fluorescent clothing in daylight
reflective clothing if you have to ride at night or in poor visibility.
Please note all children under the age of 14 must wear a helmet that complies with regulations.

Please visit the below website for further information:

When passing animals drivers should slow down and give at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car.

Don't scare animals by sounding your horn, revving your engine or accelerating rapidly once you have passed them.

(Message sent by
Kirsty Neish (Police Scotland, Constable, Scottish Borders)

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Date: 18/03/2016