Sun Cities Saddle Club

Sun Cities Saddle Club

Sun Cities Saddle Club

Sun Cities Saddle Club

Sun Cities Saddle Club

Sun Cities Saddle Club

Sun Cities Saddle Club

Sun Cities Saddle Club

Safety

We all recognize that trail riding is a dangerous sport and we accept the risks when we sign up for a trail ride.  Fortunately, there are a number of preventive measures that will help to reduce these risks.  Each rider can do their part in promoting safety by recognizing and respecting each others abilities.  The desire of all riders is to have a safe and enjoyable ride.

  • Please remember that the Club’s “Trail Riding Etiquette” applies to every rider.  The purpose of these common guidelines is to provide a standard which supports trail rides that are safe, comfortable, and enjoyable for all.  The promotion of safety is a key element of the guidelines because the skill level of our riders can range from novice to very experienced.Saddleclub logo
  • If you bring a guest, please remember that you are responsible for reviewing “Trail Riding Etiquette” with your guest before the ride.  It is important that our guests understand that every rider, whether a guest or member, is expected to follow the Club’s guidelines while on the ride.
  • Please advise the Ride Chair if you or your guest have any condition which could present a safety problem on the trail.  For your protection, please carry an emergency medical information (EMI) form with you at all times and advise any guests of this requirement.
  • Be sure to drink water on the trail – it is easy to become dehydrated, particularly on very hot days.
  • The Ride Schedule will identify whether or not personal saddles are allowed.  The Club asks that you not wear spurs.
  • Many stables have protective helmets available.  If you wish to use one, please tell the stable in advance.
  • When the wranglers are ready to start getting everyone onto their horses, please listen to their instructions and wait to be called by the wrangler.  Don’t untie the horse and get on by yourself.  Once you are mounted, please move slowly away from those waiting to mount and wait quietly.
  • For safety reasons, stables prefer we wait for a wrangler to assist in dismounting.  They will take the horse, tie it up, unsaddle it, and return any personal tack to you.
  • The Club asks that we not take jackets off, open loud velcro closures or have your cell phone turned on during the ride.  This will avoid startling the horses.
  • NEW!!!  Cameras or any other picture taking device should be secured with a neck/wrist strap.  Stopping to pick one up during the ride can be dangerous.

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