A study into equestrian road safety has been launched by researchers at the University of the West of England.
It is hoped that the data collected in the investigation will be used to inform road safety research and improve the safety of horses and riders while out on the road.
A questionnaire forms part of the study and asks riders to detail any incidents they have had while out riding, either with vehicle or with the infrastructure of the road.
Lead researcher and Road Safety Engineer Dan Trump says: "Working in road safety, I see a lot of research on pedestrians, pedal cyclists and drivers, but very little has crossed my desk on equestrians.
"My wife and her family have introduced me to the equestrian world and it struck me how passionate riders are, but a common concern of many riders is riding on the road. I hope this research could be used to demonstrate that equestrians are a vulnerable user who deserve a stronger presence in road safety policy.
"My research is hoping to to provide a foundation for the expansion of UK equestrian road safety policy, which is currently lacking substance, research and funding."
To take part in the research, go to https://uwe.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/equestrian-road-safety-survey