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post #21 of 21 Old 10-18-2015, 11:39 PM
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In most parts of Europe, country roads do not have a shoulder or sidewalks. The rule in every (right hand driving) European country I've ever been to is that pedestrians walk AGAINST traffic on such roads, so on the left side of the road. Reason for that is higher visibility if you walk towards a car compared to a car coming up from behind.
The rule is the same if you lead an animal.

So that being said, I eould walk on the left side of the road and lead the horse on its right, so I would be between the horse and oncoming traffic. I would also make sure to wear high visibility / reflective clothing for doing this.

Hope that makes sense.
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