On the eve of Ride for Road Safety day, a shocking poster showing the horrific results of a collision between a horse and a car is to be used to drive home the message

Horse & Hound and HORSE magazine have produced a shocking poster to help press home the message behind this weekend’s Ride for Road Safety Day (13 October).

The poster provides a graphic image of the damage that can be inflicted on a car by a horse. The photograph was supplied by Thames Valley Police, who attended this tragic accident.

Designed to inform, as well as shock, the poster shows the risks to horse, rider and the motorist. It also as carries details on how both riders and drivers can help make hacking out safer.

Ride for road safety day

On Saturday, 13 October riders all over Britain will take to the roads in towns and villages to raise awareness of the dangers faced while exercising horses in traffic.

The full Ride For Road Safety information pack can be downloaded from www.horse-and-road-safety.com