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Warning Sign/Horses

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Horses in Road
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TSRGD ref : 550, 550.1
From : 1964
To : present
Variants : Horse Drawn Vehicles
Common Plates : (for) x yds/miles

Pre-Worboys Sign

There doesn't seem to be a specific pre-Worboys sign for Horses, although the signs described under Wild Animals may have been used.

Worboys Report Sign

Wild Horses in Road

The original 'Horses' sign features the silhouette of a galloping horse, and was intended to warn drivers of the danger of wild horses ahead. Commonly found in places such as the New Forest, Dartmoor and Exmoor where wild horses roam freely across unfenced roads, it is rare in other parts of the country.

Accompanied Horses in Road

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The more common, but apparently subsequent, horse sign is that depicting the silhouette of a horse and rider walking slowly. This is regularly found near stables and equestrian centres where horses are crossing or using the road regularly. It is also located where bridlepaths cross roads, in much the same way as the Cycle Route sign is used.

A subsequent variant featuring a horse and cart is described in Horse Drawn Vehicles.

Irish Sign

The Irish only appear to have the accompanied or ridden horses sign, which features a similar silhouette to the UK design, set within a yellow diamond.

Warning Sign/Horses
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