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Horses need to be banned on peninsula trails

Original post made by Bret, Professorville, on Jan 18, 2007

I did a couple long runs in Huddart, Phelger and Wunderlich parks this week and almost twisted an ankle a couple times in the hoof shaped mud holes. There are mosquito ridden mud areas throughout that are obviously caused by horses. Also there is horse poop all over the place, even surrounding creek crossings. Everytime I come across a horse and rider, the beast appears to be freaked out and ready to buck. I'd hate to see someone hurt or killed. It is time to ban these animals from our parks that are close to urban areas. They are a nuisance.

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Posted by Scott Jurek
a resident of another community
on Jan 20, 2007 at 10:20 pm

Bret,

Look where you're going and you won't twist your ankle.
Maybe we should ban the runners that are scaring all the horses.

Scott


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 22, 2007 at 6:06 pm

I heard similar comments about bikes on the trails. The users should assemble and determine what operating rules work, and then try for voluntary compliance


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