Australian Road Rules
Horse riders Under the Australian Road Rules, a horse is considered a vehicle and therefore is permitted to be ridden on the road. If you see a horse and rider on or near a road you should:
treat the horse as a potential hazard slow down and, when safe, pass with care
stop your vehicle on the left side of the road and turn off the engine if the horse is unsettled or the rider signals this to you
not accelerate or rev your engine near a horse
not sound your horn or make unnecessary noise
not throw objects or shout at a horse or rider.
My Licence – The Driver\’s Handbook – Share the Road – pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders, motorcyclists