(PRWEB UK) 3 October 2013
Berkshire based equine specialists Tally Ho Farm are preparing their customers for the winter by offering a wide range of products suitable for the long, dark nights. These include reflective items for horses being ridden on the roads in limited visibility conditions, waterproof horse rugs, as well as insulated jackets for the rider.
There are a number of road accidents every year involving horses, but The British Horse Society state that if a horse and their rider wear suitable high visibility items when riding on the road, this can give drivers an extra three seconds of ‘reaction time’ which could be crucial as part of avoiding an accident. Reflective clothing such as high visibility exercise sheets, tabards and brushing boots are all very simple items but can be highly effective in making a horse and its rider more visible to other road users.
Tally Ho Farm is able to sell their products both online as well as from their store which is based in Windsor in Berkshire, and staff are available during office hours to answer questions regarding the equine products. The reflective items are available all year round, but Tally Ho Farm is particularly keen to emphasise the importance of being seen when on the roads as the dark nights are drawing in.
Chris Adkins, General Manager at Tally Ho Farm said:
“Here at Tally Ho Farm, we understand that owning horses is not a fair weather hobby – horses need to be cared for all year round, so it’s vital that both the horse and the owner have the correct kit in order to stay warm and safe during the cold winter months. Wearing reflective equipment when out riding on the roads in poor light is paramount to the safety of the horse and the rider which is why we offer a wide range of reflective products.”
Lorna Rivett, Police Sergeant, Thames Valley Police added:
“Thames Valley Police attended 5 accidents involving horse and rider last year, one of which was serious. If wearing high visibility or reflective clothing can prevent even one accident then it makes economic sense, as this will reduce emotional heartache when a horse or rider are injured and significant vet bills. Self-preservation through prevention is always best.”
“In the ethos of prevention, Thames Valley Police (Bracknell) will again be attending Tally Ho Farm on the 26th October 12-4pm to provide tack marking and general rural crime prevention advice, as part of a week-long initiative. Please come and see us.”
For information regarding the range of products offered by Tally Ho Farm, please visit http://www.tallyhofarm.co.uk.