Horse & Driver Safety
Did you know an average horse weighs 1,000 pounds? That’s enough to write off your vehicle if you hit it, never mind the possibility of injuring or killing the rider, the horse, or even yourself.
With increased development in rural areas and the reduction of off-road trails, motorists are more likely than ever to encounter a horse rider on the roadway. According to Manitoba’s Highway Traffic Act, horse riders and drivers of horse-drawn carriages have the same right to use the road and must follow the same rules.