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Northern Colorado (NOCO) Hoof Beats Pages

Template for Scheduling a Trail Ride or Event:
At a minimum, enter the following information for each event you schedule. The Organizers creating the Events will check for this information, and you may get an email before your Suggestion becomes an Event if you don’t follow the guidelines.

When: ALWAYS SET THIS unless you want us to leave your event as a Suggestion.

Where: ALWAYS SET THIS unless you want us to leave your event as a Suggestion. Most places where we ride regularly are already included in our location library. Include the trail or park name, which parking lot, and the address of or directions to the location. Here’s an example:

Meet at the south parking lot of Lory State Park, we’ll be riding the Valley Loop.

How to Find You: In case you haven’t met people before. Example:

I’ll be driving a white truck with a white 3 horse bumper pull trailer. My horse is a big bay.

Speed and Description: Enter Walking only, Walk/Trot, or Walk/Trot/Canter and a short description of what to expect. Here’s an example:

We will be walking, trotting, and cantering on this ride. Please be sure your horse is comfortable cantering in a group before you attend. The terrain is steep and rocky in places, and there are several stream crossings.

How Long: The number of miles you plan to ride, and how long (in hours) you expect to be riding. Example:

The valley loop is approximately 5 miles. At a walk, plan to be in the saddle for 2 to 2 ½ hours.

What to Bring: You should probably suggest that people bring a coat and water, and if you plan to eat lunch on the trail, add that here too. If your ride will be very scenic – add that people might want to bring a camera. Example:

Bring water for yourself and a light jacket or rain slicker.

When will you cancel?: If you plan to cancel under certain conditions, enter that so people know what to expect. Also enter your contact information if people have questions. If you don’t want to enter your phone number, ask people to privately email you their number and let them know you’ll call them if plans change. Example:

This ride will be canceled if it is raining, snowing, or the wind is blowing too hard. I will post the status on the website at least 2 hours prior to when the ride is scheduled. If you’d like me to call you if the ride is canceled, please email me your phone number at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time. You can use the email function of this website to contact me.

Attendee/RSVP Limit: In our experience, it is best to limit rides to between 6 and 8 horses. If you are planning to ride somewhere with a "heartbeat rule" be aware of that and set the limit accordingly.

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About Northern Colorado (NOCO) Hoof Beats April 1, 2013 4:02 PM anonymous

Fort Collins, CO

Founded Jan 23, 2007


Pat Carey, Sharon Strong

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