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Yellow Jackets

Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 5 January 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Yellow high visibility jackets are essential fashion for horse riders. Taken on a bridle-path somewhere near Stockport, Cheshire, UK.

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Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/250 second F/5.0 ISO 100 416 mm (35mm equiv.)

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sylvia from Seattle, United States

Interesting jackets and a good idea, haven't seen any of those here, but then I haven't been horseback riding in quite a while, so what do I know!!!! Love those horses rumps! And what a great place to ride. Great capture, Gerald!

Have a great day!


5 Jan 2010 5:41pm

RuneE from Norway

At least it is a fashion with a positive side-effect.

5 Jan 2010 5:59pm

Roger Green from ALBANY, United States

Don't look like bees at all. Wait, that's yellowjackets! Never mind.
I thinkl of the Tour de France when I think of yellow jacket.

5 Jan 2010 6:53pm

Kim from United States

For safety purposes that is the right thing to wear, neon colors like yellow is great. Thanks for sharing!

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5 Jan 2010 8:34pm

Leslie from Canada

Great shot - those yellow jackets are very visible.

5 Jan 2010 9:35pm

Rose from United States

The yellow jackets are an excellent idea, but I don't think I'd want to wear one with that message on the back:)

5 Jan 2010 10:39pm

Tumblewords from United States

Interesting and wise, as well. Passers don't often think about the nature of horses. Nice shot!

5 Jan 2010 11:48pm

Dina from Jerusalem, Israel

Good idea, those jackets. I hope the drivers heed the request.
I'd love to be riding again, with a nice English saddle.

6 Jan 2010 6:56am

jay from United Kingdom

Great picture! Love the viewpoint, from the rear, so we can read the jacket, too.

Yes, they are essential wear on our busy roads. A company I buy dog stuff from also does some neat hi-viz yellow fleece saddle blankets and rugs as well as fleece jackets for the rider in the same yellow.

The company is Equafleece and we have a 'Spot the dog' hi-viz bandana from them - sadly essential these days when walking a fawn greyhound off lead over the fields where some maniac might shoot them in mistake for a deer or a fox.

6 Jan 2010 8:39pm

Christine from United States

It would be a good photo even without the "caption" but the message on the vest really adds to the "story"!

7 Jan 2010 2:36pm

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/250 second
ISO 100
416 mm (35mm equiv.)