As a member of the American Driving Society and for group enjoyment,
the following safety and personal guidelines apply to all group members.
Safety at all gatherings is a top priority. For everyone's safety, (horses and people)
please bring a current negative coggins to all events.
Lets be good people, good horsemen and drive safely!
Junior (youth) members are welcome at all club functions! Juniors under 12 yrs old must wear an ASTM approved helmet anytime in a vehicle, and must not drive without an adult in the vehicle before the age of 12.
Safety is paramount to the enjoyment of carriage driving. It is the responsibility of each member to practice safety
in respect to their own actions, setting a positive example for other members who may have fewer skills.
( If you see something unsafe, please help the fellow club member in a kind, educational manner.) We all have much to learn and new drivers may make mistakes that can be prevented from becoming disasters.
All drivers must wear appropriate footwear (no sandals, flip flops, etc.) and carry a whip when driving (or have one readily available in a whip holder). The use of approved helmets is highly suggested for all drivers. Drivers using public roads must have a slow moving vehicle sign and are encouraged to use a bike flag for greater visibility. Use proper hand signals and follow rules of the road.
Never leave a hitched horse tied up unattended.
Make sure your animals are fit enough and appropriately hitched for each function. You should inspect your harness and vehicle before each event. (If you have harnessing questions, there is usually someone available to ask.)
If your horse is causing a disruption to others, in the interest of safety, it's up to you to do the responsible thing and withdraw.
No stallions should be brought to Alamo club functions without prior permission from the member(s) hosting the event.(No guarantee of permission is implied) We are a club with many amateurs along with many new drivers and realize that a stallion can be disruptive.
No dogs should be brought to Alamo club functions without prior permission from the member(s) hosting the event.
2. Personal Conduct
We should all show respect, courtesy and consideration of others at all Alamo group functions, and with other group members.
Minors must be monitored by a responsible adult.
Members must treat their horses and ponies with respect, no abuse or neglect will be tolerated.
Property and ranch owners who invite us to use their land should be thanked and all of their rules must be followed. We should leave property in the same or better condition than we found it... in other words, leave no traces.
Lets be good people and good horsemen. Please have FUN and drive safely!
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