Be Seen, Be Safe
As soon as the daylight begins to fade the importance of Hi Visibility clothing for horse and rider grows, during these times it becomes one of the most important range of riding accessories you will own. The BHS says there are some 3,000 accidents involving horses on the roads every year.
There is no doubt that roads are becoming busier, traffic is becoming faster whether on main or rural roads, even tractors are getting larger and faster. Bottom line, the roads are getting more and more dangerous, especially for horse riders. The sooner your seen the sooner the driver or cyclist can react and slow down, this is the primary purpose of your Horse and Rider Hi Visibility wear.
When it comes to Hi Vis, the more visible you are the better, however even something small is better than nothing at all. We have hi visibility products starting at less than a fiver. Low energy LED lighting has in recent years made its way in to hi vis wear, you will find an array of products being enhanced by LED lighting that can flash and change colour making you stand out even more.
The most popular brand we supply is Equisafety, they are the UK’s leading manufacturer and they have a product for every requirement such as LED Tail Sleeve Guards, breastplate/martingale covers and numnahs. The range also includes an array of very practical and functional exercise sheets, jackets, Gillet’s and coats that all perform very well in their own right. The Polite range from Equisafety you will see resembles the hi visibility wear used by the mounted Police. This range has caused quite a stir in recent years some members of the Police and riders alike unhappy with the resemblance, however some people think it serves as an even better cause for drivers to slow down.
Video cameras are another device that have made their way on to the market in recent years. These cameras such as the Hackcam tabard and/or tail guard camera are used by many horse riders and cyclists on the road and act as a deterrent for poor, irresponsible or reckless driving around you and your horse. The thought of being caught on camera is sometimes enough to make certain drivers think twice and perhaps slow down to the 15mph instructed by the highway code.