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NFU Mutual and the British Horse Society

Tyres play a major part in equestrian life whether they are on a horsebox, trailer or towing vehicle, educating users about correct tyre maintenance is an important part of NFU Mutual and the British Horse Society’s (BHS) work.

Tyres play a major part in equestrian life whether they are on a horsebox, trailer or towing vehicle, educating users about correct tyre maintenance is an important part of NFU Mutual and the British Horse Society’s (BHS) work.

Why did BHS and NFU Mutual get involved?

As equestrian transport vehicles may be used infrequently, their tyres are often unchecked, and can show signs of age-related deterioration, be damaged and be operated at incorrect pressures. 54% of equine breakdowns result directly from ‘tyre-related’ problems. NFU Mutual and the British Horse Society identified Tyre Safety Month as an opportunity to communicate tyre safety to the equestrian community.

What did BHS and NFU Mutual do?

Together, NFU Mutual and the British Horse Society targeted horse owners and equine students with a media campaign, a programme of half-day seminars and ‘hands-on’ practical sessions.

The result

Over 2000 horse owners and equine students have directly participated in the campaign. And over 1000 vehicles have been inspected at events.

Before attending the seminars, only 37% of people believed they could check their tyres properly for air pressure, condition and tread depth. Afterwards it rose to 98%.

Get involved

Like what you hear and want to play a part in making our roads safer, then  call TyreSafe on 01787 226995 or email theteam@tyresafe.org