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CloudsMystique 07-28-2009 07:21 PM

No trotting allowed?
 
I was reading the rules for trail riders at a county park in Fort Lauderdale. It says under the "Do" section to "ride at a walk or canter only." Then it says under the "Don't" section not to "race, run, trot, or otherwise ride recklessly anywhere in the park."

Does anyone have any idea why trotting might be considered reckless? It doesn't make sense at all to me.



These are the rules:
Broward County - Parks and Recreation Division

MacabreMikolaj 07-28-2009 07:26 PM

Sounds like someone who's never seen a horse wrote those rules. I'd contact them about it, as it's obviously an error of sorts.

I mean, they also list "rearing up" as untolerated aggressive behavior. Do they have rules against horses bucking to?

mom2pride 07-29-2009 02:22 AM

Seems like it might be a typo? Or, like the above poster mentioned, someone who doesn't know horses, wrote it up! My hubby still thinks a trot is my horse running...Lol!

LeahKathleen 07-29-2009 04:17 AM

I can only surmise that "trot" and "canter" are in the incorrect places. I can understand not wanting a cantering or galloping horse on public trails, but trotting? That seems silly.

More than likely a typo or a non-horsey person mistake.

ChingazMyBoy 07-29-2009 05:08 AM

Hmmm. Strange. I agree with what everyone above said.

Brighteyes 07-29-2009 07:30 AM

Seems like a typo. Or, maybe the person who wrote this down for the web didn't know anything about horses and thought that a canter was a slower gait then a trot...:shock:

CloudsMystique 07-29-2009 02:07 PM

Yeah, I think that they probably mixed up trot and canter.


mom2pride - My boyfriend does the same thing, haha. Every time my horse starts jogging with him, he's like "why is he running?!"

LeahKathleen 07-29-2009 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CloudsMystique (Post 363757)
Yeah, I think that they probably mixed up trot and canter.


mom2pride - My boyfriend does the same thing, haha. Every time my horse starts jogging with him, he's like "why is he running?!"

Bahaha. I was blessed with a boyfriend from a horsey family, but my immediate family - mom, dad, and my brother - are just like that.

Cracks me up.


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