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Code of Conduct


U.S. Trail Ride, Inc. (USTR) members who wish to ride over trails that are subject to Trail Use Agreements between the USTR and a landowner must agree to abide by the USTR’s Good Neighbor Code of Conduct for Trail Riding.

Any exceptions to the code must be supported by a written agreement between the member and the landowner.

I (we) agree to:
  • Wear a riding helmet while riding.
  • Ride during the hours of daylight.
  • Conduct myself over the trails of others, as I would have a good neighbor of mine conduct himself over my property.
  • Maintain control of my horse, and provide my horse sound and humane treatment on the trail.
  • Where applicable, attend an orientation ride to become familiar with the trail and the rules applying to the trail.
  • Place the USTR identification tag on my person or tack to ascertain my identity.
  • Ride only on the designated trail and not trespass onto the neighboring landowner’s property.
  • Not bring guests on the trail as the landowners have only given USTR members permission to ride.
  • Not smoke, litter, bring/or consume alcoholic beverages or controlled substances on the trail or in the parking area.
  • Not bring dogs (except USTR authorized Service Dogs), cats or firearms with me on the trail or to the parking area.
  • Be safe and courteous when encountering others on the trail. Larger groups have right of way.
  • Minimize damage to the trail, especially during wet periods where riding may not be allowed in certain areas.
  • Securely close any gates or road barriers I am permitted to open.
  • Supervise children at all times.
  • Comply with Landowner Conditions that are not a part of the Trail Use Agreement.
  • Participate in affirmative trail or land improvement projects over the course of the year.
  • Carry a current negative Coggins test for each horse I ride on the trail.
  • Ride only on trails designated for horse use.