When you’re riding or leading out on the road, hi viz for horses is just as important as hi viz for riders. It’s so important to make sure you and your horse are visible to other road users as without specialist hi viz clothing you can be left invisible in a variety of conditions. Every extra second that you can give another road user to realise your presence and slow down, makes you that bit safer – it’s all about reducing the risk and hi viz for horses will help do just that.
There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing what hi viz to put on your horse. Hi viz exercise sheets are popular, but you can also use breastplates, boots, leg wraps, saddle pads, fly veils and bridle attachments.
Best hi viz for horses
- Hi viz exercise sheets
- Hi viz boots and leg wraps
- Hi viz breastplates and bridle attachments
- Hi viz saddle pads
- Other hi viz accessories
Hi viz exercise sheets
WeatherBeeta reflective wrap around exercise sheet
Colours: Silver/black | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £79.99 |
This reflective exercise sheet from Weatherbeeta is a showerproof, breathable and sits around the saddle. It has touch-tape closures at the wither and around the chest allow for easy put on and take off, and is complete with tail flap and tail cord.
Shires Equi-Flector waterproof exercise sheet
Colours: Yellow, pink or orange | Sizes: 48–60in | RRP: £52.99 |
Ideal for cold weather exercising, this waterproof exercise sheet is lined with warm fleece. It fits around the saddle or over the riders legs, and features reflective strips, tail flap, girth guides, touch close fastening and fillet string.
Equisafety Polite mesh quarter rug
Colours: Yellow | Sizes: Extra-small pony – extra-full | RRP: From £44.99 |
This lightweight mesh rug from Equisafety is designed to keep your horse cool – the bright colours also help to reflect the sun’s rays. It has two adjustable attachment clips as well as Velcro girth attachments and a fillet string.
Harrison Howard Focal Max Super Hi Vis exercise sheet
Colours: Silver | Sizes: M or L | RRP: £29.99 |
This waterproof and breathable exercise sheet has a silky lining to prevent rubbing and attaches to the girth straps. The silver material offers great visibility when lit.
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Shires Equi-Flector mesh exercise sheet
Colours: Yellow or orange | Sizes: 48–60in | RRP: £22.99 |
This lightweight, breathable exercise sheet from Shires features reflective strips either side at the rear and on the tail flap. It fits around the saddle and is secured with a touch-close fastening at the wither and via girth guides, retaining straps and fillet string.
Hy Silva Flash exercise sheet
Colours: Silver/black | Sizes: 4ft6in – 5ft | RRP: £49.99 |
This waterproof exercise sheet creates a dazzling white glow when subjected to light, creating optimum visibility. With front touch tape fastenings to secure around your saddle, it is cut away to allow your leg to sit close to the horse and has a fillet string to secure the back.
Equisafety Mercury wraparound rug
Colours: Yellow, pink or orange | Sizes: XS show pony – extra-full | RRP: £84.99 |
Using technically advanced reflective, soft-touch fabric, this Equisafety rug is lightweight, breathable and 100% waterproof with taped seams. The fabric is not rip-stop so is susceptible to brambles, barbed wire or tree branches, but it is highly reflective. It has an adjustable, removable neck band, tail guard, leg straps and girth vent.
Hy Reflector exercise sheet
Colours: Yellow, pink or orange | Sizes: 4ft6in – 5ft | RRP: £41.99 |
This fleece-lined exercise sheet is complete with a tail flap to ensure excellent visibility from behind. It has reflective piping around the edges and a double reflective strip on both sides and across the tail flap. It is cut away to fit snugly around the saddle, shaped around the front to enable the rider’s leg to sit close to the horse’s side and fastened with touch tape around the front of the saddle. Also available as a mesh exercise sheet.
Harrison Howard Focal Max exercise sheet
Colours: Fluorescent green, navy, black, blue, red, pink or purple | Sizes: Cob, full or extra-full | RRP: £24.99 |
Available in a wide range of colours – some offering more visibility than others – with highly reflective strips on each side, this exercise sheet has a fleece stay-put lining. It attached to the girth straps with touch-tape fastenings and has a fillet string at the back.
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Whitaker Sydney reflective exercise sheet
Colours: Black | Sizes: S–L | RRP: £45 |
Described as ideal for cold and dark conditions, this waterproof and fleece-lined exercise sheet from Whitaker has a reflective panel along back, full reflective tail cover and removable chest strap in full reflective print. It features Velcro fastenings across the withers and girth straps to keep the rug in place.
Yaris Core reflective exercise sheet
Colours: | Sizes: 4–5ft | RRP: £45 |
Ideal for winter hacking, this exercise sheet from Yaris Equestrian has been designed with safety and visibility in mind but without compromising on the practical benefits of a waterproof exercise sheet. Manufactured in the UK, it is made from tough and durable PU-coated waterproof polyester and is fully lined with warm anti-pill polar fleece. The cutaway design allows it to fit around the saddle while also allowing your legs to be in contact with the horse.
Thermatex Dayglo quarter rug
Colours: Orange, lime or yellow | Sizes: 4ft – 5ft5in | RRP: From £75.30 |
This wicking fabric also provides warmth when needed. The quarter rug from Thermatex fits the majority of saddles, including monoflaps and longer straps can be provided if required. It is also fully machine washable.
Hi viz boots and leg wraps
Shires Equi-Flector wraps
Colours: Pink, orange or yellow | Sizes: One size | RRP: £11.50 for a pair |
These leg wraps with reflective strips are fleece lined and held in place with adjustable touch tape fastenings. They can also be worn on a rider’s arm.
Hy Silva Flash reflective leg band
Colours: Reflective silver | Sizes: Pony or cob/horse | RRP: £10.50 for a pair |
Fully adjustable with twin touch-tape closures, these leg bands from Hy fit neatly over your horse’s boots or directly onto the leg. The mesh lining increases airflow, while the silver reflective material provides a white glow when subjected to lights for maximum visibility.
Shires Equi-Flector overreach boots
Colours: Pink, orange or yellow | Sizes: One size | RRP: £13.99 for a pair |
Made of shock-absorbing neoprene, these boots are both reflective and protective. They have reflective prints and are secured with double-sided touch close fastenings.
Equisafety Charlotte Dujardin multi-coloured leg wraps
Colours: Pink/orange, pink/yellow, yellow/green or yellow/orange | Sizes: Pony or horse | RRP: £18.99 for a pair |
These multi-coloured waterproof leg boots are lightly quilted and can be worn over brushing boots or on the leg. They feature two extra-wide adjustable Velcro straps.
Mark Todd Pro Technik reflective overreach boots
Colours: Yellow | Sizes: S–XL | RRP: £29.99 |
Golly Galoshes high viz gaiters
Colours: Pink, yellow or orange | Sizes: Pony, cob or horse | RRP: £25 |
If you’ve already got a favourite pair of protective boots and don’t want to buy new high-vis ones, these breathable and waterproof gaiters from Golly Galoshes could be another option. They can be worn comfortably over your existing horse boots or exercise bandages and help prevent the legs and boots getting soggy, muddy, sandy, dusty or gritty. Also useful for covering medical bandages in the stable or field.
Hi viz breastplates and bridle attachments
Shires Equi-Flector bridle bands
Colours: Pink, yellow or orange | Sizes: One size | RRP: £9.99 for a pair |
These bright bands with reflective strips can be used on straps, reins and browbands.
Masta hi viz bridle covers
Colours: Orange or yellow | Sizes: One size | RRP: £16.49 for a set |
This set includes two large and two small covers that are quick and easy to fit with touch-tape fastenings. They can be used on the reins, noseband, browband or cheekpieces and have reflective strips for added visibility.
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Equisafety reflective neck band
Colours: Pink, orange, yellow or blue/white | Sizes: One size | RRP: £21.99 |
Neck bands give offer extra visibility to horses with a high head carriage that could obscure their rider’s hi-viz jacket. It fits horses from 14hh – 17.2hh, is wipe clean and fully adjustable with touch tape fastenings under the chest.
Ruggles hi-viz adjustable breastplate
Colours: Yellow | Sizes: Pony, cob or full | RRP: £12.50 |
Made from a bright yellow waterproof fabric with reflective panels, this breastplate has an adjustable neck strap and a girth loop.
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Salute Equestrian Click & Connect hi-viz neck strap ultimate set
Colours: Orange or reflective silver | Sizes: S–L | RRP: £99.95 |
While not the largest area of hi-vis, if you ride with a neck strap, why not make it a hi-vis one? This neck strap connects to the saddle or breastplate to avoid risk of your horse catching his leg in a loose strap.
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Hi viz saddle pads
Weatherbeeta Reflective Prime All Purpose saddle pad
Colours: Silver/pink or silver/yellow | Sizes: Pony or full | RRP: £59.99 |
This Weatherbeeta saddle pad is made of a durable cotton fabric with a wicking lining that helps to keep your horse cool, dry and comfortable. It is is highly reflective and features a breathable mesh spine for extra airflow and high-wither design to allow for extra clearance. A non-reflective version of this Weatherbeeta saddle pad scored 10/10 and awarded Horse & Hound Approved status when reviewed as part of our independent testing scheme – read the full review.
Shires Equi-Flector saddle pad
Colours: Orange/silver, pink/silver or yellow/silver | Sizes: 15–16.5in or 17–18in | RRP: £43.99 |
Made from reflective fabric with high visibility trims, this saddle pad has a wicking lining that reduces the risk of rubbing and increase comfort. It is machine washable, has a contoured shape for good clearance, girth guides and guards, and touch close retaining straps.
SXC reflective high rise silicone saddle pad
Colours: Orange or yellow | Sizes: One size | RRP: £44.99 |
This bright saddle pad from SXC with reflective binging has a breathable lining to draw away moisture and a high-rise cut to allow freedom around the withers. The silicone print provides grip to keep the saddle in place so there is no need for extra bulky straps.
Other hi viz accessories for horses
Shires Equi-Flector fly veil
Colours: Orange, pink or yellow | Sizes: Pony, cob or full | RRP: £10.50 |
Designed to fit neatly under a bridle, the stretch ears of this fly veil have fleece padding around the ear hole seams for comfort.
Equisafety Charlotte Dujardin multi-coloured ear bonnet
Colours: Pink/yellow, pink/orange or yellow/green | Sizes: Pony or horse | RRP: £14.99 |
With two colours, this ear bonnet adds extra visibility as well as keeping out the flies.
Equisafety LED tail guard
Colours: Pink or yellow | Sizes: One size | RRP: £29.99 |
This neoprene tail guard has flashing LEDs to add extra visibility. It is rechargeable via USB and adjustable with Velcro.
Shires Equi-Flector tail strap
Colours: Orange, pink or yellow | Sizes: One size | RRP: £5.25 |
For added rear visibility on the road, this reflective tail strap is held in place with a rubberised elastic strap and touch close fastenings.
Hy Reflector tail guard
Colours: Pink, orange or yellow | Sizes: One size | RRP: £7.50 |
With a fleece underside to keep the dock protected, this tail guard features silver reflective tape and reflective Hy detailing. It is secured with two touch-tape fastenings.
Hy tail band
Colours: Pink, orange, yellow or silver | Sizes: One size | RRP: £7.99 |
This simple, easy-to-fit tail band provides visibility from behind.
V-Bandz Combi Brite tassel tailguard
Colours: Yellow/orange | Sizes: One size | RRP: £8.99 |
This lightweight tassel from V-Bandz is attached with a silicone-coated wide elastic that prevents slipping. The tassels are 45cm long to provide added visibility from behind when you’re not using an exercise sheet.
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