People in charge of animals
The normal rules apply, including the general rule to keep left. The hand signals to be given by the driver are the same as those given by a cyclist (see Traffic light signals section). A horse-drawn vehicle must be equipped with two red rear reflectors and at night must also carry on the right-hand side of the vehicle a lamp showing a white light to the front and a red light to the back.
You must not drive a horse-drawn vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Riding or leading horses
If you are riding or leading a horse, you must keep to the left-hand edge of the road. You should wear a high visibility vest and an approved riding helmet.
Drivers should take special care when:
- approaching riding schools or places where horses are likely to appear, and
- overtaking horses, especially loose horses or horse-drawn vehicles.
- approaching a horse and rider and if appropriate a driver must stop a vehicle and allow them to pass.
Driving animals on the road
If you are in charge of animals on a roadway, you must take reasonable steps to make sure the animals do not block other traffic or pedestrians.
If you are in charge of animals on the road at night, you should carry a lamp showing a white light to the front and a red light to the back. You should also wear a reflective armband.