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Everything Animals: Horse Safety on the Roads

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The Vermont Horse Council is getting the word out about rider safety on the roads.

They partnered with other agencies to create this PSA, giving drivers safety tips for sharing the roads with horses.

Earlier this month, a woman in Woodstock and her horse were hit by a truck. The council says this tragedy could have been avoided by paying close attention to the rider.

"If a horse is jigging or heading to the center of the road, obviously the rider is having trouble. So we ask that you stop and let the rider wave you on. If they wave their arm like this (up and down), they are simply asking you to slow down," says Patricia Brannon with the Vermont Horse Council.

They say noises are known to spook the horse. So avoid squealing your brakes, or honking your horn to make your presence known.

There's also a big horse show coming up this weekend. Everything Equine runs April 27-28 at the Champlain Valley Expo.

For more information, click here: http://cvexpo.org/EverythingEquine.html

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