H is for Horses

Horses Horses Horses (name that movie…)

Horses get their own crossings.These are interchangeably referred to as Equestrian Crossings or Pegasus Crossings. They are wider than those for pedestrians, have pavement barriers and either one or two sets of controls, one being set at a higher position so the rider can operate them while mounted.

The question on the theory test related to horses is one of the easiest:

When approaching a horse and rider and you wish to pass, you should:

  1. pass very slowly, giving a wide berth
  2. honk your horn to alert the rider of your presence
  3. pass as quickly as possible
  4. wait until the rider stops the horse, then pass

Seriously. Those were the choices.

The signage for horses comes in many varieties




This Horse and Rider sign has been “doctored” a bit by a graffiti artist




About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, writer, traveler, Mormon
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12 Responses to H is for Horses

  1. Mars says:

    Again, growing up in the country drivers knowing about how to safely pass horses is essential, saw a really horrible video on FB a few weeks ago shared from a friend’s friend of a car (despite being warned by oncoming drivers) almost killing a horse and rider by driving so dangerously fast around unseen corners.

    Lots of things to remember when driving.

    Mars xx
    @TrollbeadBlog from
    Curling Stones for Lego People

    • Gail says:

      I had a horse myself as a teen and road about 2 miles on a country road to get to the trails. The road had very little traffic, but when a car did go by, I appreciated their slow and cautious approach.

  2. Nicola Burggraf says:

    How strange you should write about horses. Generally, I am not a horsey person but yesterday I was amazed when I watched six of the neighbours horses being led into their paddock. I stopped in my tracks at the beauty of them gallopping through the narrow courseway from their ‘play’ field. Lovely creatures (from a distance – I’m actually afraid to get too close).

  3. Rhonda Albom says:

    I like your road sign posts. I’ve taken pictures of penguin signs, train signs (the train looks like a Thomas train), and others. There are some very interesting road signs in New Zealand.

  4. The movie: would it be “Sleepless in Seattle” with Meg Ryan, listening to radio while driving home for the holidays?

    Sir Leprechaunrabbit

  5. Dahlia says:

    The instructions were very explicit I must say 😉 loved the graffiti 🙂

  6. randommusings29 says:

    Someone who’s never even been in a car let alone driven one should be able to answer that question just by using a bit of common sense! I love the graffitied sign 🙂

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