10 Tips For Riding Out Alone


10 Tips For Hacking Out AloneIt's that time of year when the mornings and evenings are getting lighter at both ends and that's great news because it means we can all get out and ride more! However, if you are hacking out, you do need to take some sensible precautions, particularly if you're heading out on your own. We've put our heads together here at Equus and come up with a top 10 tips infographic of things to consider when you're hacking your horse out on your own. Scroll down to see the tips!

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Kim Horton

Co-Founder of EQUUS and a keen equestrian, when Kim's not at her desk she's with her horse, Waldo.


  • Caroline & Ollie posted on February 25 2019 at 11:02 AM

    I’ve taken to using really light, clip-on led bike lights. One on my jacket or hat, one on Ollie’s mesh exercise sheet. If I’m going to be coming back as it gets dark it’s invaluable. The cars seem to respect the red flashing lights as well.

  • Helen Smith posted on February 25 2019 at 11:02 AM

    I am at a wonderful yard where if you are going out by yourself then you have to tell them where you are going, when you expect to be back and also to turn on a programme on your phone (which they install for you) so, if you do fall and injure yourself they will know within a very small area where you are. For both safety and security I cannot fault the owner.

  • Areina Taylor posted on March 04 2019 at 10:03 AM

    We do mostly country lane hacking from our home. I have found that, since using hi-viz horse exercise sheets, as well as my own hi-viz jacket, the drivers not only see me sooner, but they slow down more than they used to. It’s as though they are thinking that, because I am taking responsibility for myself and my horse, they should too.


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