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Old 10-13-2009, 08:43 AM
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Default This is kind of crappy...

Tessa and I walked a 4 mile trail in a county park. The trail was very wide, made of hard packed dirt. The county says it is to be shared by walkers, joggers, bicycle riders, and horseback riders.

Signs at the beginning of the trail clearly state that dogs must be leashed and pet owners must clean up after their pets.

About half a mile down the path, Tessa squatted, and a small plastic bag came out of my back pocket, got filled, and then dangled from my hand as we continued down the trail in search of a trash can.

We didn't find a trash can. Nope, not a single one throughout the remaining 3 and a half miles of our walk. We did, however, find over a dozen piles that make me think the trail is fairly popular with people riding horses.

This was my first experience walking a trail that is used by folks on horseback. I'm wondering if folks riding horses usually clean up after their equine companions, or if the "clean up after your pet" policy generally applies only to folks with dogs.

Anyone have any thoughts on what is expected of horseback riders? And do you think I should contact the park district and see if they'll put a "this means horses too" sign under the one that says "clean up after your pet?"

In any case, remind me to be real careful if I ever take Tessa for a walk on a path where folks ride elephants!


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