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JANUARY FTX

Our January FTX will combine all of our past navigation training.

 

Skills needed

Orient a map to north

Determine compass course from A to B using compass and topo

Determine position by GPS

Navigate from A to B using compass and/or GPS coordinates

Draw your own map

Figure out how to get back to BC

 

Inventory of your emergency gear and medical supplies

 

Equipment needed

 

No horses, this is not a mounted exercise.  Bring all the gear that you normally carry on your horse except for tack. 

 

Location: TBD

Date: 1/17/15

Time: 1800

Duration:  2 hours

 

Yes, that is 6:00PM.  Navigation skills are truly tested when it is dark.  Everything is different when you lose the light and gets further complicated by the cold.  We’ll practice without horses and at a later date we will ride home in the dark. 

 

A separate informal ride will be scheduled in January.  This ride should not be your first time out in a while.  It will be long so you and your horse should be in decent shape.

 

Everybody have a safe and happy holiday,