Horses share the road with western Massachusetts drivers

It’s legal to go horseback riding on the roads of Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Once a year, a team of dedicated horsemen remind western Massachusetts drivers that horses have the right of way on the road.

Jose Rubero of Springfield took his message on horseback for the sixth annual “Share the Road, Horses Paved the Way” campaign. Rubero and his fellow riders traveled through a number of Springfield area communities, hoping drivers would get the message.

Rubero told 22News, “We rode in Northampton, with a ride in Palmer with Blue Star and East Longmeadow in Belchertown.”

Jose Rubero and his fellow horsemen shared with drivers the rule of the road that it’s legal to go horseback riding on the roads of Massachusetts, except where posted.