Horse riders have a right to use the public highway, and can do so in single or double file. When driving or riding on country roads (indeed, at all times) you should always be prepared for an encounter with a horse rider or horse convoy. If you see a horse rider, slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary. Be aware that if the horse begins to panic, it may put the rider and other road users at risk.
Horse riders keep to the left of the road even when turning right – it is unsafe to position a horse between lines of traffic where they can panic.
On roundabouts, riders normally signal right only when approaching exits they don't intend to use. Horse riders will keep to the left within the roundabout until reaching their exit, where they will signal left.
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