Horse & Hound - - Letters -

Sir — Re­gard­ing Con­nie Wen­des’ let­ter about hi-vis cloth­ing and train­ing horses for road rid­ing

(29 June), my lu­mi­nous jacket has an L-plate on the back and the word­ing “Slow, thank you”.

Upon see­ing an L-plate, I think driv­ers per­ceive either the horse or rider to be a novice. The fact this is not the case is ir­rel­e­vant as long as they slow down and give us a wide berth. I thank them and my ex­pe­ri­ences are mainly pos­i­tive.

But there are many who don’t wear hi-vis and aren’t cour­te­ous. This tars the rest of us with the same brush and puts us in dan­ger of be­ing per­ceived as “in the way”. Amanda Rutherford

Lewes, East Sus­sex

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