Drivers have called for horse riders to take a version of the driving test to reduce horse-related accidents on UK roads, according to a survey by short-term leasing company

Almost all drivers (94%) said horse riders should take some sort of legally-binding proficiency test while 70% thought horse riders should have, at the very least, third-party insurance for riding on public roads.

The survey also showed 58% of drivers thought Highway Code advice telling riders to avoid busy roads and roundabouts should come under the law. spokesman Johnny Ratcliffe said:

It’s only right that both drivers and horse riders are taught how to share the road responsibly.