Have Horse Sense on the Roads

Motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, and horse riders all have a right to use the road, and we all have responsibilities.

Horses on the Roads

Horse riders are legal road users. For many motorists, and cyclists, sharing the roads with horses may be a new experience, some expect horses to only be in remote rural areas. However, the rural fringes of urban areas are where the highest populations of horse owners are, and most want to be able to make local journeys, or use the roads for recreation (rather than clogging the roads with large horse trucks and trailers).

This site aims to help with advice and information to make our roads safer for everyone.

The Ride for Road Safety is a nationwide event in November.

All riders must be registered to ride with their local ride co-ordinator. You can organise a ride in your own area, but must follow event rules.

Walkers are welcome, and volunteers may be needed to support the local ride.

Organised via a Facebook group (below)

Horse Sense on the Roads has been created by the NZ Horse Network to raise awareness of road safety for horse riders, and educate all users about safe road sharing.

You may also enjoy visiting Bridleways New Zealand Off road public riding areas, and trails across New Zealand.