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10 Tips For When Hacking Out Alone

Posted on 14 May 2014 by Kim

It'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.


  • Hazel MacLennan posted on August 17 2016 at 08:08 AM

    I would err on the side of caution if you don’t think traffic is slowing down enough, use the arm signal from highway code it’s amazing how it ‘wakes up’ some drivers.
    Plus I advocate riding in pairs if road viability good as it means traffic has to slow down and negotiate to overtake you rather than cutting in too close to you. If you are on your own don’t hug the curb ride out a bit more in road for same traffic effect, it also gives you room to move over if a car does come past too close.

  • Caroline posted on May 13 2017 at 02:05 PM

    Some good pointers mostly common sense just be aware and ride in the present.. ! I also wear a Go Pro on my hat and it’s proved an invaluable piece of equipment … part of my routine tack up now … happy hacking everyone and thank you for all your tips look forward to them every week ?

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