There is no dedicated reporting process in place which collates statistics in a manner which will give hard evidence of the volume of equestrian related road accidents - a horse can die and a car can be written off but unless there is human injury requiring hospital treatment from the scene of the incident, it is unlikely to be reported and recorded.
The British Horse Society was put together to enable anyone involved in an equestrian incident, particularly on the roads, to easily report it to the British Horse Society. On this website there are report forms which give all the necessary information to enable the BHS to collect facts on road incidents, slippery road surfaces, dangerous dogs, low flying helicopters, fireworks, wind farms and gates on bridleways, all areas where equestrians have issues that regularly go unreported.
The British Horse Society urge anyone involved in any incident affecting a horse, to report it, via the website to enable the British Horse Society to work for change. Near miss incidents can be reported through an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The statistics will be collated and shared with any governing body on an annual basis.
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