What do I do if I encounter a horse on a trail?

On trails where horse riding is permitted, equestrians have the right of way over other users on all trails. This is an international standard. Walkers have next priority and then cyclists.

Cyclists should yield to horses by stopping and asking permission of the horse rider to pass.

Cyclists must allow horse riders time to position their horses for safety.

Cyclists should not ring bells as they may startle a horse – voice contact is preferable. A frightened horse is a danger to you, the horse rider and other park users.

It is advisable not to pass within a metre of a horse as they may kick if startled and have considerable reach.

Slow down at intersections where you are likely to meet other users.