A petition that was launched campaigning for more bridlepaths to be included in town planning has reached 1500 signatures.
It's hoped that the provision of more bridleways will reduce the need of riders to take their horses on busy roads.
Currently, the petition has 1,566 signatures, but needs to reach its target of 2500 before it can be delivered to the Secretary of State for Transport.
The petition was started by yard manager Claudine Russell in May this year after she noticed increasing traffic on country lanes, often experiencing fast and dangerous drivers when she went out hacking.
Writing on the petition website, she says: "The bridlepath network is poor or non-existent and new bridlepaths are never considered in all of the new building developments. There are many footpaths that could be converted to bridlepaths, but nobody is looking at this either.
"We would really like somehow to remove ourselves from the road where possible - this would keep both horse riders and road users happy. This needs to be looked into to avoid more tragic road incidents."
To sign the petition, please click here.