Monday, August 8, 2022

Who has the right of way on trails? What happens when bikes, hikers and horses meet

Corey Ohlenkamp/Star Press

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Kelley V. Phillips - Jul 6

There’s nothing like a quiet trail. Just you and your thoughts traveling down a sun-dappled path as the wind ripples the leaves in a soft applause.

For many people who enjoy the outdoors, that solitude is a treasure. At some point though, you’ll end up sharing the trail with fellow enthusiasts also taking a deliciously satisfying hiatus.

Whomever you end up meeting — hikers, cyclists, or even horses — there are general guidelines so everyone has the peaceful experience they are looking for.

Trails, especially those in more natural areas, tend to be narrow. Trail etiquette takes into consideration momentum, maneuverability and inertia. How fast are you going? Can you turn? Are you able to stop?...

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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Nevada: Horse owners protest design of fences at Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

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by: Greg Haas
Posted: Aug 5, 2022

National monument angers longtime residents over trail access

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — They say that good fences make good neighbors, but apparently the kind of fence is just as important to horse owners who live along the border of the new Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument.

An informational meeting Thursday night about how to make suggestions for the budding park bogged down in a debate about the National Park Service’s fence design. The meeting played out at the Clark County Shooting Complex at the north end of Decatur Boulevard, with a handful of vocal residents sitting alongside volunteers from a group called Protectors of Tule Springs...

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Friday, August 5, 2022

California: Park district working to retain access to horse trails

TheCamarilloAcorn.com - Full Article

July 30, 2022
By Makena Huey
makena@theacorn.com

The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District is planning negotiations with nearby homeowners to protect access to the Las Posas equestrian trails.

District staff said they hope to move forward in a way that benefits the district, the homeowners and the broader community.

“If all goes well, we will have them sign and extend the 30-year agreement,” Administrative Analyst Dylan Gunning said during the July 14 long-range planning committee meeting.

The trails surround Las Posas Equestrian Park, 2084 Via Veneto, which the district has owned since 1972...

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https://www.thecamarilloacorn.com/articles/park-district-working-to-retain-access-to-horse-trails/

Prince Edward Island: Extended equestrian access on Confederation Trail includes West Prince routes

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Jillian Trainor jillian@peicanada.com
Jul 28, 2022

Usually, when Connie Gaudette takes her horse Maggie for a ride, it’s through dirt roads, fields where she had permission from farmers, through wooded land, or the beach.

“Prince Edward Island has the largest equestrian community of any province in Canada, between the harvest races, the saddle horses, the show horses, and the draft horses,” she said. “And we have limited areas where we can ride roads are not safe, too many accidents happen on roads.”

A pilot project from the provincial government is hoping to change that by granting equestrians access to certain rural sections of the Confederation Trail in an effort to see how the integration of horses on the trail will impact it...

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New York: One Of The State’s Most Popular Horse Trails Is Here In CNY

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If you're looking to go horseback riding this year, you don't have to look too far to find one of the best spots in New York State.

There's no better trail to bring your horse on than the Brookfield Trail system in Madison County. With over 100-miles of multi-use trails, you and your horse could spend hours exploring the beauty of rural Central New York. The trails are actually maintained every year primarily for horseback and carriage riding...

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Monday, July 25, 2022

Summer Horseback Trail Riding at Margaret McKinney Campground in the Capitol State Forest

ThurstonTalk.com - Full ArticleTo get to the Equine Loop Trail, you will need to ride through the multi-use trails, over this bridge and up a fairly steep hill. Photo credit: Brent Lotz

By Kristina Lotz

There is nothing like horseback riding through the Capitol State Forest with lush ferns, moss-covered trees and foxgloves as tall as your horse. Summer trail riding with your horse at Margaret McKinney Campground affords all this and more with access to the equine trail loop. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to hit the saddle!

Margaret McKinney Campground, located in the Capital State Forest, requires a Discover Pass for parking. Once you have one, you are good to go, whether for a day or a weekend of trail riding fun.

Camping With Your Horse at Capitol State Forest’s Margaret McKinney Campground

If you decide to camp with your horse and trail ride, you will find the amenities nice at Margaret McKinney. The campgrounds are open for summer trail riding, from May 1 to October 31. You can make reservations by emailing mckennyreserve@gmail.com. Make sure you give you them all the information they need including:...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Nebraska: Lincoln equestrian community will soon have expanded bridle path at Pioneers Park

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Evelyn Mejia
Jul 12, 2022

After nearly 35 years of fighting to preserve the horse trail at Pioneers Park, riders are beginning to reap the fruits of their labor.

For the past three decades, horse owners had seen the trail they'd been riding their entire lives shrink from four miles to about a mile and a quarter. Pioneers Park Horse Trails, 7.11

According to Walt Broer of JB Equestrian Academy, the city had never really given them a good reason as to why the trail shrunk.

"The reason they gave us 30 years ago was that it was too much to maintain the trail, but mowing and cleaning doesn't cost much," Broer said.

Over time, riders began to notice the trail depreciating from lack of maintenance.

In some instances, they had been kept off the trail, either by logs blocking access or by park staff.

When the city began receiving substantial funds from Lincoln Public Schools to maintain trails for cross country events, horse owners feared they would soon not have a bridle path at all...

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