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Horse poop must be scooped: Colorado Springs parks officials remind equestrians to clean up - Full Article

By Seth Boster
Apr 15, 2021

During a recent city of Colorado Springs parks meeting, the mention of horse poop led to a brief, surprised silence.

"I know people think it's just dogs, because that's the majority of animal use," said Scott Abbott, regional parks manager.

But those bulky, grainy piles left by the hoofed steeds must also be collected, he said. They're often left at Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Palmer Park, two fairly popular stomping grounds for equestrians.

Reads a city ordinance: "It is unlawful for any person to allow any animal over which the person has control to defecate upon any park land without the excrement being removed by the person in control of the animal from the park and disposed of properly."

That goes for "any animal," Abbott emphasized...

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