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Trail Ride Etiquette

Trail Etiquette  

  Compiled by Tanya Farris

  1. Arrive early enough to be mounted and ready to ride at the departure time. Trail ride at 11:00 a.m. means ride out at 11:00, not show up at 11:00.
  2. When parking, leave room for others to park and tie their horses. Avoid going into areas where you may get stuck. This may cause property damage.
  3. Repair any damage caused by your horse or yourself. Report any problems to the host or land owner before leaving, such as injured livestock, trespassers, a downed fence, etc. Read the rest of this entry »

Trail Riding & Horse Camping Tips- PART 2

This is Part 2 of a great article from Some excellent tips & ideas.



4.  Tips for camping with a horse:


A horse is like camping with a three-year old child.  A horse does not help, does not work, demands constant attention, makes messes and will run away given half a chance and gets into trouble anyway possible.  You should learn to walk before running when camping with horse.  Go with an experienced group to a few places first before attempting it on your own. Read the rest of this entry »

Trail Riding & Horse Camping Tips- Part 1

This is PART 1 of a great article on from Some excellent tips & ideas. Part 2 will be posted on Wednesday and will contain handy tips on camping with your horses…



Trail Riding & Horse Camping Tips

 These tips have been assembled over time apply to trail riding and navigation are from the experiences of many riders, some of whom have been lost, cold and wet.

Tips for items to carry when riding trail riding a horse: 

We cannot predict when an emergency may occur when riding a horse.  The emergency could occur in the first mile or 20th mile.  The following general tips are intended for riders regardless of the length or duration of the planned ride. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Items to Take on a Trail Ride

Whether you are riding local trails or in the back country, there are a few essential items you should ALWAYS have with you. One of the easiest ways to carry these items is in a saddle bag.

1  Cellphone– you should keep this on you and not on your horse, in case you get separated (ie fall off!)

Halter & lead rope– so that if you stop you can take off the bridle and allow your horse to graze. Also, this halter/rope combo can be used as a backup bridle should your bridle break.

A first aid kit is an essential piece of equipment to include. It should contain Read the rest of this entry »