Horse Trail Ride Appendices

Horse Trail Ride appendix 1 – Routine Horse Trail Ride equipment

The equipment required and the appropriate “type” of equipment used is dependent on the specific context of the activity.

Equipment used for routine horse trail riding may include but is not limited to:

A1.1 Spare horse equipment

Spare equipment may include but is not limited to:

  • reins
  • stirrup leather
  • lead rope
  • halter
  • baling twine

A1.2 Horse first aid

A horse first aid kit should include including but is not limited to:

  • Hoof pick
  • Suitable bandages
  • Head collar and rope

A1.3 Emergency/rescue

Emergency equipment may include but is not limited to:

  • Documentation (see Core Standard – Emergency management planning/activity leader required documentation) (Page 16)
  • Communication equipment (see Core Standard – Equipment/communication equipment) (Page 31
  • First aid kit (see Core Standard Equipment/first aid equipment and medication) in waterproof storage (Page 30)
  • A waterproof method of storing and carrying documentation and communications equipment.

A1.4 Trail guides

Trail guides equipment may include but is not limited to that listed for participants.

A1.5 Participants

Trail guides equipment may include but is not limited to:

  • appropriate clothing
  • appropriate footwear
  • appropriate personal protective equipment
  • personal medications
  • sunglasses
  • prescription glasses

 

Horse Trail Ride appendix 2 – Advanced Horse Trail Ride equipment

The equipment required and the appropriate “type” of equipment used is dependent on the specific context of the activity.

Equipment used for advanced horse trail riding may include but is not limited to equipment listed for routine horse trail rides appendix 1 and:

A2.1 Spare horse equipment

Advanced trail rides spare additional equipment may include but is not limited to:

  • spare girth
  • spare breastplate(s)
  • zip ties (various sizes)

A2.2 Horse first aid

An advanced trail ride horse first aid kit should also include but is not limited to:

  • antiseptic
  • petroleum jelly.

A2.3 Emergency/rescue

Advanced trail rides additional emergency equipment may include but is not limited to:

  • Emergency shelter where appropriate for the context
  • Emergency equipment to keep a patient warm (e.g. space blanket)
  • Appropriate communication device (g. mobile phone, two-way radio, PLB)

A2.4 Trail guides

Advanced trail rides additional trail guides equipment may include but is not limited to:

  • relevant maps and navigation information
  • a waterproof method of storing and carrying maps and navigation information
  • compass and/or other navigation aids e.g. GPS
  • head torch and spare batteries
  • plus as for participant.

A2.5 Participant

Advanced trail rides additional participant equipment may include but is not limited to:

  • sunscreen
  • water container
  • food or snacks

A2.6 Group

Advanced trail rides additional group equipment may include but is not limited to:

  • trowel for toileting
  • toilet paper
  • hand sanitiser
  • water purification ‘system’
  • food for duration plus spare
  • rubbish bags
  • sunscreen
  • insect repellent.

A2.7 Other equipment

Advanced trail rides other additional equipment may include but is not limited to:

  • saddle bags for personal items
  • equipment to clean footwear and other equipment that may carry soil borne pathogens e.g. phytophthora
  • horse feed for overnight trail rides
  • buckets for watering horses
  • nightlines
  • nosebags for feed
  • grooming equipment
  • collapsible rake
  • Sharp knife
  • euthanasia kit for overnight rides which do not have access to a quick response from veterinary assistance
  • hole punch
  • basic farrier kit

Additional equipment used for overnight or extended duration horse trail riding refer camping activity standard. (Pages 10-11)

 

Horse Trail Ride appendix 3 – Related information

The following provides a list of addition related information:

  • Australian Horse Industry Council (AHIC): Code of Practice for horse activities ‘HorseSafe’ (revised) 2009 – www.horsecouncil.org.au
  • Safe Work Australia: Guide to managing risks when new and inexperienced persons interact with horses (Workcover document) June 2014 – www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au
  • Safe Work NSW: Code of practice: managing risks when new or inexperienced riders or handlers interact with horses in the workplace Feb 2017 – www.safework.nsw.gov.au
  • Workplace, Health and Safety Queensland: Horse Riding Schools, Trail Riding Establishments and Horse Hiring Establishments Code of Practice 2002 -www.worksafe.qld.gov.au
  • Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA): RDA Guidelines (guidelines available through RDA training) – www.rda.org.au
  • Horse Safety Australia Inc: Horse Safety Australia Inc recommendations and procedures for beginner trail rides – www.horsesafetyaustralia.com.au

 

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