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19 March,2019

Technology Making Horse Riding Safer

The British Horse Society does crucial work for the riding community by compiling Riding Incidents. And now they have teamed up with Huufe to trial an innovative and easier way for you to report an incident – with just two clicks.

Riding app Huufe has added a new safety feature for riders who experience an incident – such as dogs, fireworks, road incidents, off-road cyclists or drones. Riders can simply press a button in the app, select the type of incident and the BHS receive a record of the incident, its location and time. For those who want to provide more details, an email is sent giving a link to the BHS Report an Incident webpage.

The BHS is keen to see how it can make it easier for riders to report incidents, at the moment they occur. The more reports the BHS have, the more they can do to make the world safer for horses and those who care for them. In the future, the BHS & Huufe anticipate being able to show all incidents on a heat map so riders can identify where there might be a troublesome dog, a blocked gate or even a road incident black-spot.

The First Reported Incident

The new BHS button had only been live in the Huufe app for a few hours when the first incident was reported, a Road Traffic incident. When Huufe asked the rider how the button had worked, he responded: “It was ironic really, I had just noticed the button as I started my ride and then had cause to use it within minutes on a small road. A car stopped for me, but my horse spooked and rammed it. Thankfully no injuries to anyone, except the car. The button was simplicity itself, what a great idea.”

You can find out more about the Huufe app at: https://huufe.page.link/pr


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