Trail Savvy: The 10 Trail-Riding Essentials

Images Courtesy Robert Eversole, TrailMeister

Pair these tools with common sense for a great ride. Back in the early 1930s, a group of mountaineers in the Pacific Northwest created the 10 Essentials; a list of items intended to help you respond positively in an accident or emergency and help you safely spend an unplanned night …

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Rutgers University Advises Helmet, Vest Replacements

Rutgers University

Recently Rutgers University addressed riding safety and traumatic brain injuries, and the need to replace helmets and vests more often than most riders think. According to the Equine Science Center at Rutgers University (https://esc.rutgers.edu/), riding is considered one of the most dangerous sports in the United States because injuries are …

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Why Should I Learn to Read a Map? 6 Reasons this Skill is Important for Trail Riders

Photo by Robert Eversole

From cave paintings to ancient manuscripts to all the 21st century options, people have created and used maps as essential tools to explain and navigate their way through the world. With their longitudes, latitudes, and myriad lines crisscrossing miles of ground encompassing mountains, valleys, and more, maps have guided the …

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Safety and aging

5 things to make the transition to our senior years easier It’s really hard for me to admit that I am not as quick or fit as I once was. I can’t get out of the way or respond like I could in my 20’s. It really snuck up on …

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