Creating a trail ride plan and leaving it with friends or family is a safety basic, and a good habit to cultivate. It prevents unnecessary anxiety and, in an emergency, can save precious time for search and rescue responders.
Want an easy way to leave all of the right information for your ride with your emergency contact? Click on our Trail Ride Itinerary Form to download and print it. The fill it out and leave it with a friend.
Discuss the plan and leave a copy of the plan with someone who is reliable and responsible, and who knows how, when and why to contact authorities.
If your plans change, contact the person you left the plan with! You don’t want a search and rescue team sent for you if not needed.
The more information you leave behind the better prepared your loved ones will be when and if they need to notify an emergency response team. Additionally, a thorough plan will assist search and rescue teams finding you.
Research, document, and distribute your plan before you leave. You cannot predict and prevent all situations, but you can give yourself the best chance of a positive outcome with a little pre ride preparation.
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