posted Apr 29, 2019
Connecticut Equine Advisory Council
The Equine Advisory Council conducted research and interviews throughout Connecticut to determine project cost and general installation, maintenance, environmental impacts, and suitability for multiple user groups for various surface materials.
posted Apr 4, 2019
A guide to keeping horses and the equestrian lifestyle.
posted Jan 10, 2019
Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts
This guide provides practical management information to San Francisco Bay Area horse owners on what they can do to help protect the environment. Whether a horse owner has one animal or operates a boarding facility, all equestrians play an important role in assuring that our watersheds are healthy and our creeks clean. Because of increasing pressures from human activity, all potential sources of environmental pollution are under critical scrutiny. Pollution can come from either point sources (e.g., a specific manufacturing plant) or nonpoint sources (e.g., livestock throughout a ranch).
posted Jul 12, 2018
In partnership with the Equine Land Conservation Resource, this webinar will explain how joining or creating an organization will help in addressing issues such as poor trail design, lack of maintenance, and general misunderstanding of horses that can result in loss of trail access. Please note: This webinar can apply to all trail activities, but examples in this webinar reference equestrian trails.
posted Jul 2, 2018
Horses are the only means of transport into the wilderness that has a mind of its own.
posted Jun 7, 2018
A plan for a series of unique trail systems developed in Knott County, Kentucky. The System includes trails and horseback riding, ATV’s, elk/wildlife viewing, hiking, walking and mountain biking always keeping in mind the three major priorities: safety, protecting the environment, and developing a multiple use trail system in which the trails do not conflict.
posted Jun 6, 2018
This project required an easement across private property to access the San Juan National Forest. Labor was provided by the Southwest Conservation Corps, Southwest Colorado Cycling Association, and Mesa Verde Backcountry Horsemen, with additional funding from the National Forest Foundation.
posted May 30, 2018
Efforts to help different activities on multi-use trails get along better and to improve safety.
posted May 26, 2018
Pam Gluck with American Trails
From Horse Trails Symposium, Clemson University, 1998.
posted May 22, 2018
Federal transportation laws and regulations do not prohibit the use of shared use paths or trails by equestrians.