Know The Local Trail Rules
Courtesy is the best safety on the trail.
Don't Cut Switchbacks
Minimize impact by staying on designated trails and avoiding muddy conditions.
Tell other users how many are in your party. Let other trail riders know when it is safe to pass your horse. Pass with care.
Always Speak When Approaching Horses
A horse's vision is restricted but it's hearing is acute.
Never Spook Animals
Animals startle easily and can cause a dangerous situation for a rider and others.
Leave Gates As You Find Them
Obey gate closures and regulatory signs.
Know Your Horse's Limitations
Ride your horse at a safe and controlled speed. Be especially careful when visibility is limited.