Police are urging motorists to be mindful of horse riders while driving through Dorset this summer.

North Dorset Police has issued advice on their Facebook page on how drivers can stay safe while passing horses on the road. 

A spokesperson said: "As the sunshine is starting to make an appearance in between those April showers, you may see more horse riders on the roads.

"We want to take this opportunity to give you some advice on driving around horses in a safe way."

When you see a horse on the road, it is advised to slow down to a maximum of 10mph, only pass a rider or carriage if it is safe to do so, pass wide and slow keeping at least two metres of distance, be patient and do not sound your horn or rev your engine. 

Further advice can be found on the Dorset Road Safe website: