Re: Do you wear hi-vis gear for hacking?
I wear a hi viz exercise sheet and a flourescent breast plate and leg bands all from good old Aldi that I got reduced in the sale! And I have a flourescent tail thing for Bailey. I also have additional cyclist bands that flash and will often put on on his off hind if its a dark day or I am going down a dark leafy lane so I am more visible. I always wear a flourescent tabard and sometimes when I remember to put it on a hat band too. I do get fed up sometimes of people saying "they will see you coming from a mile off" as they think its funny that I put so much stuff on my horse but I'd rather that than not be seen and I do think you get respect from drivers if you make yourself visible to them, bit like when I'm driving and I see someone at a junction waiting to come out and if they are indicating I will often take the time to let them out, if they don't bother to indicate thought I just think sod it you can wait!
I also carry a charged and in credit mobile phone, sometimes tell people at the yard where I am going and always put knee boots on Bailey. I am courteous and always thank people that slow down. I never take risks on the road, NEVER.
Last edited by applecart14; 11-05-12 at 08:33 AM.