Competetive Mounted Orienteering (CMO)
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Trail Riding

Competetive Mounted Orienteering (CMO)

This is a discussion on Competetive Mounted Orienteering (CMO) within the Trail Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Cmo trail rides

Like Tree4Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-26-2013, 02:02 AM
  #1
Yearling
Competetive Mounted Orienteering (CMO)

I think I just found my calling.

I had thought this was competetive trail, but I did some research, after my Lease Owner suggested it to me, and it looks like loads of fun!

Basically its like a mounted treasure hunt! The best part? Its in the wide open, like trail riding, and its competive! Plus it makes you think. : ) I'm very excited for this in the spring. Does anyone else do this? What are your experiences?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-26-2013, 02:04 AM
  #2
Showing
Wow, I've never heard of that before but it does sound like a boatload of fun. I wish we had more public horse activities around here. I can go and daywork at ranches and feedlots and I enjoy that, but sometimes I want to meet more than just a bunch of old crusty cowboys and go have some fun just fooling around.
     
    01-26-2013, 02:07 AM
  #3
Yearling
Its actually pretty new in my area. I think if you get enough interest, maybe your area can set up a chapter! There's even a nationals, I found out. : )
     
    01-26-2013, 02:25 AM
  #4
QOS
Green Broke
I have read about it and would love to participate. I think the best trail ride we had was using our Garmins to find a particular waypoint from a direction we had not started in. Woo Hoo. It was like a treasure hunt. Loved it!
     
    01-26-2013, 02:52 AM
  #5
Started
I can feel your enthusiasm!
I thought, Well, that would be fun. Then I told myself to get a grip. I'd have to learn to use a GPS thingie. I can barely work a cell phone, and a "stupid" one at that.
You live in a beautiful area. Keep us posted as you educate yourself in the sport.
     
    01-26-2013, 02:54 AM
  #6
Yearling
Thank you! I hope there will be lots and lots of pictures! Aw man, spring can't come soon enough!
     
    01-26-2013, 03:00 AM
  #7
Showing
GPS, what's that?!

In my area, a treasure hunt would be more like this:

1- go to the old Elm tree on Forbau's north pasture and find a locust husk
2- look deep in the Indian Cave for an arrowhead
3- Cross Commission Creek on Meauborn's west 40 and go south until you find the old windmill beside the remains of a homestead. Look in the fireplace for a note...
NorthernMama and QOS like this.
     
    01-26-2013, 03:20 AM
  #8
Yearling
I think it would be a great fund raiser to start up, if you ever want to do something like that, Smrobs.

Maybe to benefit a local rescue or shelter.
smrobs likes this.
     
    01-26-2013, 04:01 AM
  #9
Green Broke
Sounds interesting. We've done a few judged trail rides, I think similar to competitive trail rides, except you aren't timed.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    01-26-2013, 08:44 AM
  #10
Foal
Thumbs up

I did a couple CMOs when I lived in Michigan. Fun! They don't have any here in Kentucky yet, but if they do I would love to do more of them. I will say, a good ride manager can make or break the experience. I did one that was poorly planned and the clues did not make sense, and that was just frustrating. The rest of them were great fun though!
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mounted shooting BarrelRacer95 Western Riding 13 02-29-2012 10:25 PM
mounted search and rescue/mounted police ??? info wanted kait18 Horse Talk 0 11-01-2011 05:59 PM
Mounted Games showjumper18 English Riding 2 04-08-2011 02:31 AM
A day of mounted shooting! dashygirl Horse Pictures 27 10-26-2009 08:42 AM
pony club orienteering sempre_cantando Horse Talk 1 05-28-2008 11:27 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0