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Waterfield Meg

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Hi-viz

Just like to hear other peoples opinions.

I have just started hacking my newly backed youngster on the road, I wear a very old "Caution Young Horse" tabard, I also hack my older mare too, but in a plain tabard, the difference in drivers reactions to these two tabards is amazing.

In the Caution Young Horse tabard the drivers are more courteous, slow down, more patient and even smile!

I know that there is some debate as to the wearing of this tabard, but for our safety I will carry on wearing it!

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bexc3

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bexc3 says:

Re: Hi-viz

Im gonna be backing my youngster soon and plan to do some hacking over the summer and will definately be wearing a tabard but does anyone know where i can get one that says caution young horse on it? x

bexc

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Waterfield Meg

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Re: Hi-viz

Hi bexc,  the tabards as far as I know are not for sale anymore, there was some debate about admitting liability by wearing one, but to my mind people are far more understanding of your baby horse if you wear one.

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cheetahsmum

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cheetahsmum says:

Re: Hi-viz

Hi, you can buy  "Young Horse in Training" high viz tabards on ebay.  They are £4.99 plus postage.  JUst go to the equestrian category and type in "Caution Young Horse"  Hope this helps. Sharon x

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Vik1

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Vik1 says:

Re: Hi-viz

I had a 4 yo on loan for a while, I used a tabard that had an 'L' on it.  It was great.  All drivers really took a wide berth.  I think it was cos they werent sure if it was you or the horse that was the novice so they took extra caution.

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Marian Pinches

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Re: Hi-viz

I think you should definetly continue wearing it, especially as you're getting good results from it, i.e. drivers slowing down, etc. Mine just says 'caution horse and rider' but its faded as it went through the washing machine, lol! X

xxxx Bricky Boy & Dukey Baby xxxx

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Hi-viz

You and your horse's safety is the most important thing, so carry on wearing it. Drivers are obviously responding well to the message, so thats great news !!

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jackysian

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jackysian says:

Re: Hi-viz

I had heard it was admitting liability by wearing one, but to be honest if you find it useful I'd carry on!! I love the idea of having one with a L on...might find out about getting one of those!! Kane can sometimes spook because he's blind in one eye so I always wanted one with 'Partially Sighted Horse' but was told it was a big no no.  We have a local lady rider who is deaf and she wears a tabard saying 'Deaf Rider' .

When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you're my age, you splatter. ~Roy Rogers

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bexc3

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bexc3 says:

Re: Hi-viz

Thanks Sharron ive just ordered one off ebay, i love ebay it sells everything but i couldn't find them originally so thanks for that. I will definately be wearing it when i take my boy out for the first time cos we get quite a few idiots on the roads by us. x

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