BHS Launch Video Promoting Respectful use of Multi-User Rights of Way

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BHS Launch Video Promoting Respectful use of Multi-User Rights of Way

Equestrian News :: Everything Horse

The British Horse Society (BHS) and Experience Community CIC have joined forces to launch an educational video highlighting and promoting the respectful use of multi-user rights of way.

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The video, aimed at those accessing countryside routes by foot, wheelchair, mobility aids, bicycle or horseback, features a wheelchair user and horse rider and details the safe and appropriate ways for the two user groups to pass one another on a multi-user route.

Mark Weston, Director of Access at The British Horse Society said:

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We are delighted that Experience Community CIC and The BHS have been able to work in partnership to produce this video helping to educate both horse riders and users of mobility vehicles or aids.

Multi-user trails are enjoyed daily by a whole range of groups throughout the UK, often with differing needs and expectations.  This is achieved by showing respect for one another, being polite, and simply saying “hi”.  With the rising number of vehicles on UK roads[i] the need for safe off-road routes for vulnerable road users has never been greater. We hope this video will encourage people to safely explore and enjoy the great outdoors whilst also raising awareness of the vital work that both our charities deliver.”

As the largest equine charity in the UK, The British Horse Society is dedicated to education, equine welfare, protecting and increasing access the bridleways and equestrian routes, and safety for horses and riders. The Society’s thriving and active community of staff and volunteers are committed to improving the lives of horses everywhere.

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