Essentials: Hi-Vis for Horse and Rider Safety

Essentials: Hi-Vis for Horse and Rider Safety

Here we take a look at Hi-Vis for horse and rider. Wearing ‘Hi-Vis’ (or hi-viz depending on your preference) gear is essential no matter what the season, this is why we choose to publish a selection of product features throughout the year.

Weather, daylight and lack-there-of can cause difficulty for motorists and other road users to see you and your horse. With the vast array of products available there is no excuse why you should not be wearing at least two items of hi-vis gear when hacking out, leading (out) or riding off-road in the countryside.

What to Wear – The Rider & Leader

As a minimum, for the rider and/or leader, we recommend you wear a hi-vis jacket/waistcoat AND a hat band. There are lots of other items available, such as gaiters, lights, gloves and whips. Here we take a look at the latest launches and a selection of much loved favourites.


NEW RANGE FROM EQUISAFETY

New for 2019, the Carl Hester Fashion Collection designed with technical performance in mind. Highly reflective and visible.

CARL HESTER Giorgione Waterproof Jacket £199.99

Carl Hester Collection Azar quilted Gilet £139.99


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Reflective Hi Vis Please Slow Down Waistcoat

Simple yet effective hi vis waistcoat with extra wide velcro to fasten at front.

Amazon priced at ONLY £6.79 including free delivery.


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EQUISAFETY HI-VIS ASPEY JACKET

Also from Equisafety, jacket wise, is the Aspey Jacket.

£36.00 (on special offer at time of publishing)


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HY Hi Vis Hat Band

One size fits all, elasticated fit. Available in pink/black or yellow/navy

VioVet priced at £6.49


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Equi-Flector Hat Band

i-Lume flashing LED button light for maximum visibility.

Amazon priced at £14.12 including free delivery.


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William Hunter Hi Vis Hat Silk

To wear alone or over cover. Available in yellow or pink.

Amazon priced at £21.89


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What to Wear – The Horse

With so many different options available to help make your horse more visible, the world is your oyster as far choice is concerned.

Ideally you need your horse to be visible on all four sides; the off and near side, from behind and of course from in front. Here are some options to consider without breaking the bank.


Mark Todd Reflective Exercise Sheet

Fleece lined, cutaway under saddle and waterproof. Filllet string included.

VioVet priced at £34.70


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Equisafety Mercury Diamond Boots

Neoprene lining, strike pads and velcro straps, for use all round.

VioVet priced at £43.00


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Golly Galoshes Equine Gaitor’s

Designed to go over the horse’s training boots or bandages. Suitable for fitting front or back.

Golly Galoshes from £26.99


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Equi-Flector Hi vis Tail Strap with LED Flashing Light

Features i-Lume flashing LED button light for maximum visibility.

Amazon priced at £11.81 including free delivery.


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Harry Hall Hi Viz Breastplate

Features a 25mm light with three different settings for added visibility. Also large reflective panels.

Amazon priced at £23.60


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Harry Hall Hi Viz Ear Fly Veil

Large reflective strip, with reflective edging, branding and decoration.

Amazon priced from £9.02


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