Riding Horses on The Road
It must be one specifically designed for horse riding-bicycle and motorbike helmets
are designed differently and they are not interchangeable.
If just leading your horse, you're considered a regular pedestrian and it's okay to lead horses on the road
provided they don't cause a traffic hazard and you stick to the left as closely as possible.
As for traffic lights and intersections, you need to obey regular road rules by stopping at red lights,
giving way to stop signs and roundabouts etc (don't forget to give clear hand signals).
A lot of riders use pedestrian traffic lights, or push the button at intersection lights while still mounted but
this isn't receommended, traffic is too unpredictable!
Riding at night is not advised as you will be almost invisible to motorists, especially if you have a dark horse. By law you don't
need to have any form of lightening on your horse, but there are some safety items (reflective horse riding gear)
available for night riding, including reflective vests, quartersheets and bandages.
In Australia it's compulsory to wear an Australian Standard approved helmet when riding