Would you snap a photo of yourself naked or nearly naked with your horse to get motorists to slow down?Photo via Slow Down For My Horse Campaign/Facebook
Have you ever been out riding near the road and a motorist sped past you? Chances are it was a little nerve-racking, to both you and your horse. Unfortunately, it is an issue riders see often. But how can we get drivers to slow down for horses? An awareness campaign for that very issue, called Slow Down For My Horse, has a solution: ride naked.
While the proposal certainly gives new meaning to riding bareback, it also draws attention from drivers. Who wouldn’t slow down if they saw a nude rider on the back of a horse?
The campaign was started by 19-year-old Lauren de Gruchy after her horse, Starlight, continued to be startled by cars whizzing past, Daily Mail reports. She, along with others in support of the campaign, have shared photos of themselves in various stages of undress on the campaign’s Facebook page. Inspired by a photograph she’d seen of a woman walking naked with her horse, de Gruchy decided to start the campaign.
“I thought, ‘If drivers saw that, they’d sure slow down!’ So I got a photograph taken of myself and my horse and started the Facebook page,” she told Daily Mail.
So far the response has been very supportive, with the Facebook page having over 22,000 likes so far and several photographs of partially and fully naked riders and their horses.
To support or participate in the Slow Down For My Horse campaign, visit the Facebook page or upload a photo to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #WillYouSlowDownForMeNow.