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Each rider is required to wear a hat with a chin strap that meets required safety standards, other than that you may wear any riding wear which is comfortable. No spurs or whips longer than 30” are permitted. As for the horse any standard bridle with or without a bit, any saddle which fits the horse correctly. All tack must be safe and the horse must be under control at all times.
Always be prepared for any eventuality. Take an emergency kit with you either in a bum-bag or in your pockets. Waistcoats with lots of pockets are invaluable. Your kit should contain, at the very least, a self-adhesive bandage (vet wrap), folding hoof pick, small penknife, piece of string and mobile phone. It’s a good idea to carry a £1 just in case a phone box is required. Some riders carry a hoof boot in case of losing a shoe. You’ll also need a transparent map case in which to place your map. Always take a drink with you. Even a couple of hours’ active riding on a warm day can cause you to become dehydrated. This can be a sports drink in a pouch, or a drink of your choice in a drink bottle holder that attaches to the saddle. All too often we forget about ourselves!