Adventure Activity Standard – See Preface for details.
Advanced rides: trail
rides which are of longer duration including overnight or multi-day, operate at
a greater distance away from an established base of operation, may travel in
untracked or remote areas, may include horses provided by participants and may
use pack horses or support vehicles to carry equipment and supplies.
Participants generally have greater knowledge and skills in interacting with
horses than an inexperienced rider.
Camping: the use of a
temporary site for overnight camping.
Equine: refers to horses
and any activities involving interacting with horses when riding, handling or
caring for them.
Flash flooding: is
flooding in a localised area with a rapid onset, usually as the result of
relatively short intense bursts of rainfall.
GPGs: Good Practice
Guide(s) – See Preface for details.
Handling: any activity
involving interacting with a horse where
the participant is not riding. Includes such things as catching, leading,
holding, grooming, tacking up, un-tacking and providing health care.
Horse: refers to horse,
mule, donkey and other equines.
Horse trail ride:
organised recreational horseback riding where dependent
participants are led as a group, outside of small enclosed areas and
through varying environments.
when a person is near a horse and can
include being in close proximity, such as when handling,
loading, riding or entering a paddock or place where horses are kept.
Inexperienced: where a
rider or handler has no, or minimal knowledge or skill gained from interacting with horses. (All persons
interacting with horses must initially be
considered inexperienced until a full assessment of their abilities has been
Routine rides: Horse
trail rides which are of short duration (1-2 hours), following set tracks that
are close to an established base of operation and use horses provided by the
operators. Participants are generally inexperienced
Suitable horse: a horse that matches the task expected of it and
the competence of the person required to interact with it.
Tack: a piece of
equipment or accessory used on a horse and
includes such items as saddles, stirrups, bridles, halters, reins, lead ropes,
bits and harnesses.
Also refer to the Core Good Practice Guide – Glossary.