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Trail riding check list

Published 06-30-2010 10:30 AM | Fernanda Camargo

Keep the attached checklist with you and review it before riding.

  • Always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.

  • Always carry some form of communication (cell phone) on your person – not just on your horse – you might get separated from your horse.

  • Carry a basic horse and human first aid kit.

  • Carry a jacket and or light raincoat – especially in cold weather.

  • If the ride is of any length, have some means of starting a fire: waterproof matches, cigarette lighters — especially in cold or damp weather.

  • If you are riding in an area not very familiar to you, someone in your group should carry a compass, or a GPS device.

  • It is always much safer to try to ride with someone – not solo.

  • Be sure your horse has solid trail experience.

  • Check your tack and equipment to be sure they are in good repair before you head out.

  • Find out in advance if ATVs, bicycles and hikers will be using the same trails.

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