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Re: Re: OVETS AND YOUR TRAILS
I can sure understand your frustration. I recieved a plea for support, i.e.
money from rails to trails last month and it was completely marketed towards
BIKES. I wrote them a letter and asked them to explain why the only
mentioned horses twice in four pages along with rollerbladers when we have
been so instrumental in developing their program here in the west? And that
it was somewhat insulting to be listed that way. HAve not recieved a reply
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To: <RockingB@worldnet.att.net>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 7:51 AM
Subject: RC: Re: OVETS AND YOUR TRAILS
> We here in Jacksonville, Fl have an extensive Rails to Trails system. The
> horse community here has fought long and hard to keep the horses involved
> the program. However, anyone who has worked with any trail organization
> knows how hard that is. What we have right now is a beautiful
> trail that doesn't allow horses. A horse trail is being planned (it
> have been done in conjunction with....), however, it's off to the side,
> if anyone know's florida, it's in the mud. I know that we are working
> hard to get a good horse trail in that system, but it's hard. At one
> in time, we were told that the money was for bike trails NOT horse trails.
> One member of the committee (a competition long distance biker) told a
> of mine that horses weren't allowed on the trail because it's hooves would
> damage the asphalt!!!!! (The horse was barefoot at the time)
> I have no problems sharing trails with anyone and everyone...if my horse
> can't handle seeing bikers, backpackers, kids, etc on the trail, then he
> doesn't need to be out there. I go out of my way to be courteous and
> while out riding. However, I feel that the people sharing the trails with
> horses need to have the same attitude. I do not go galloping by a person
> a bike, and I conversly don't appreciate it when bikes go blasting by me
> full force. That's asking to get someone hurt.
> Anyway, I think I'm preaching to the choir here, so I'll shut up and go
> Juli and Alpine the Wonder Pony (as in...I wonder when I'll get to ride
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