You need to catch the rider's attention without startling the horse!oliver said:yesterday i was cycling down a small lane when i came up on a horse, luckily the lady saw me and waved me passed, but if i hadent have been spotted what should i have done?
Kinda +1 but I'm speaking to the animal as much as the rider. The one in control is usually the one with 4 legs.satans budgie said:I slow down glide until I am in earshot of the rider and say something like "cyclist on your left / right. When Im am are sure the rider has full control of the horse and its safe to do so I pass at slow / steady pace keeping a much distance between me and the horse as possible. A polite 'thank you' once I am out of hoof range and away.
How polite are you? *doffs cap*GregCollins said:"May I pass please rider?"
I dunno, I think the speedy silent approach is what frightens pedestrians about the idea of cyclists on the pavement.WJHall said:Manners!
"Good Morning", clearly from a reasonable distance.
Yes it is rather odd meeting somebody who is likely to be worried by the fact that you are quiet - being quiet is usually considered to be one of the advantages of cycling.