Be particularly careful of horse riders and horse-drawn vehicles especially when approaching, overtaking, passing or moving away.
Always pass wide and slowly. When you see a horse on a road, you should slow down to a maximum of 10 mph.
Be patient, do not sound your horn or rev your engine. When safe to do so, pass wide and slow, allowing at least 2 metres of space.
Horse riders are often children, so take extra care and remember riders may ride in double file when escorting a young or inexperienced horse or rider.
Look out for horse riders’ and horse drivers’ signals and heed a request to slow down or stop.
Take great care and treat all horses as a potential hazard; they can be unpredictable, despite the efforts of their rider/driver.
Remember there are three brains at work when you pass a horse; the rider’s, the driver’s and the horse’s.
Do not forget horses are flight animals and can move incredibly quickly if startled.