Originally Posted by katbalu
Why do you feel motorized vehicles shouldn't go on horse trails? I'd be willing to bet the same reasons could be applied to horses on hiking trails...
I'm not going to argue with you concerning government nanny state etc, because We'd probably agree...
Actually don't have a problem with motor vehicles on horse trails. I can see keeping them off some fragile trails due to the damage they can cause. That was one of the big reasons for me to get into horses, several of the areas I liked to ride in were being shut down due to the damage done to them. One of the main areas was a watershed, foot and horses are still allowed in there.
Celeste, horse poo on the trail is a huge complaint out here in Oregon from hikers (mainly city folk). I hear hikers complain about it all the time and even had a few get nasty with me over it. Mainly it's those on the Pacific Crest Trail in wilderness areas, guess horse poop isn't natural enough for them. But I'm pretty darn sure from the human poop piles/tissue I've seen they are also using natures toilet and not hauling it out.