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posted Mar 10, 2020

Unifying the Trails Community

by American Trails Staff

By recognizing the common goals that all trail user types share, and fighting for those goals together, it is possible to create a real and positive impact on the trails world.

categories: Equestrian Resources
tags: trails move people (tmp), editorial

posted Jul 2, 2018

Horses as Trail Users

Horses are the only means of transport into the wilderness that has a mind of its own.

categories: Equestrian Resources
tags: horses and equestrian trails, editorial

posted Apr 20, 2018

Rocky Mountain Pack String promotes stock packing skills

by Glenn Ryan with USDA Forest Service

The Rocky Mountain Regional Specialty Pack String assists in managing and maintaining wilderness and back country areas using traditional animal packing livestock skills.

categories: Equestrian Resources
tags: preservation, wilderness, backcountry

posted Jan 24, 2018

Design and Management for Backcountry Horse Trails

by Jim Murphy with Back Country Horsemen of America

Trail conflict occurs: among different user groups, among different users within the same group, and as a result of factors not related to a users' trail activities.

categories: Equestrian Resources
tags: horses and equestrian trails, wilderness, backcountry

posted Oct 17, 2019

The Keys to Making Ambitious Trail Partnerships Work

by Back Country Horsemen of America

Organizations working together can tackle problems and issues that are too large for single organizations to handle.

categories: Equestrian Resources
tags: conservation corps, volunteers, partnerships, horses and equestrian trails

published Jan 1, 2014

Multi-use Trail Surface Study

by 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.

categories: Equestrian Resources

posted Apr 4, 2019

The Equestrian Trail Riders Lifestyle

by Lora Goerlich

A guide to keeping horses and the equestrian lifestyle.

categories: Equestrian Resources

posted Jan 10, 2019

Horse Keeping

by 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).

categories: Equestrian Resources

published Jan 1, 2006

Adventure Tourism Park and OHV Trail System Plan

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.

categories: Equestrian Resources
tags: travel & tourism, off-highway vehicles (ohv), safety, conflict

posted May 30, 2018

Suggestions on Improving Safety for Horseback Riders and Other Trail Users

Efforts to help different activities on multi-use trails get along better and to improve safety.

categories: Equestrian Resources
tags: shared-use, safety, conflict

Results from the Business Directory


Back Country Horsemen of California

Bakersfield, California

To improve and promote the use, care and development of California backcountry trails, campsites, streams and meadows; to advocate good trail manners.


PO Box 217 | Street Address: 13061 Rosedale Hwy Suite G, Bakersfield, California 93314

Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association

Austin, Texas

Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association (TETRA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization formed in 1997 to identify, develop and improve Texas equestrian facilities.


PO Box 200314, Austin, Texas 78720

Hancock Resources LLC

Phoenix, Arizona

Hancock Resources LLC is an equestrian design consulting company providing master planning, design, and facilities layout services.


805 North 4th Avenue, Suite 703, Phoenix, Arizona 85003-1306
(877) 727-7117 • [email protected]

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