Hi Viz for Horse Riding in Hot Weather

Hi viz for horse riding in hot weather

When the weather starts to warm up, it’s often too hot for riders to wear a Hi Viz jacket or to put a Hi Viz rug on a horse. However there are cooler alternatives available that ensure that you and your horse will be seen on the road or in the countryside.

It's in Spring and Summer that various crops burst into life and flower, trees are at their bushiest, country lanes and bridleways are overgrown. The result is that visibility is often impaired for drivers, for example, to spot horse riders in sufficient time to slow down.

For the Rider

By the very nature of the design of Hi Viz gilets and tabards are much cooler to wear than a jacket. The Lunarider Reflective Tabard below has stacks of ventilation!

Lunarider Reflective Tabard

If you prefer something a little more substantial, a gilet is a good alternative, especially as most have pockets. The Equisafety Air Waistcoat, available in yellow, pink or orange, is a really flexible piece of clothing as it's light enough to wear in summer with just a t-shirt underneath it or warm enough in Spring and Autumn to wear with a fleece.

Equisafety Air Waistcoat

An item of reflective wear that won't make you hot, is a hat band. Simple and easy to put on, you'll be visible over hedges lining the roads or gardens.

 Equisafety Hat Band

Shop all our Hi Viz Horse Riding Wear here.

For the Horse

Leg boots and wraps are still a great way of making your horse visible in the sunnier weather. The Equisafety Leg Boots below are lightweight, making them highly suitable for warmer weather.  

Equisafety Leg Boots   Roma Reflective Non-Twist Bell Boots   

There's other reflective gear that you can use in the warmer weather that won't make your horse too hot. For example a Tail Guard is another very lightweight item  There's actually eight Hi Viz Tail Guards to choose from in our Hi Viz Clothing Collection for horses. So take your pick!

Roma Reflective Tail Band  Shires Equi-Flector Tail Strap

Another simple item designed to give added visibility, is a Hi Viz Breast Plate. The Shires one below is quite thick making it easily visible.

Shires Equi-Flector Breastplate

Shop all our Horse Hi Viz Clothing here.

Takeaway message

Be safe, be seen even even when it's hot! Nowadays there are options available for when the weather's hotter. Don't be tempted to leave off your Hi Viz. It's much easier to put it on rather than contemplate the alternatives, isn't it?


Kim Horton

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

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