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When Horsepower meets Horsepower

2nd May 2013 @ 6:06am – by Jane Kavanagh
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As the poster says (you can click on it to enlarge) there is a special course coming up at the Reaseheath Equestrian Centre on Thursday 9th May.

We are hoping to encourage newly qualified drivers or experienced drivers, who are unsure as how best to deal with overtaking horses on the roads safely or indeed, all road users!

Hankelow on 10th May

Also, as part of our road safety awareness initiative, we will be at Hankelow on Friday 10th May from approximately 1.30pm until 3.30pm, with Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service. On the village green will be their 'Think Car'. This vehicle had been driven by a student from Malbank School, who was involved in an accident and tragically died.

As local people will be aware, there have been several accidents along the A529 and despite Hankelow now having a 30MPH speed limit, drivers are still driving too fast. We would welcome people to come along to Hankelow and have a chat with us there on the day.

When Horsepower meets Horsepower

When 'Horsepower' meets Horsepower- safely negotiating horses on the public highway:

A free informative lecture/demonstration offering practical advice to all road users at Reaseheath College Equestrian Centre, Nantwich on 9th May from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

Topics covered will include:-

  • Understanding horse behaviour
  • The rider's perspective and responsibility
  • How to pass horses safely in a range of situations
  • A demonstration of horse and rider in everyday situations on the road (simulated)

This session is aimed at learner drivers, newly qualified drivers, professional drivers, bikers, cyclists and other road users. You may be aware of clients, friends, family or colleagues who would be interested in attending. Details are on the attached poster.


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