I, personally, cannot afford a trailer. Not to mention, there's no parking for a trailer, it's personal land owned by the neighbours that have given us permission. I would absolutely love to have a trailer and the fuel money to trailer on rides 5-7 days a week, but it's just so terribly unfeasible.
I definitely understand where you're coming from and refuse to cross over to some very good trails because of the road we have to cross there. It's a state route that semi's frequent and there's a very sharp blind bend on it that I'm not going to ask my mare to canter around, nor can I walk off the road (literally no shoulder or grassy spot at all, just straight-up hillsides). So, I do understand to a point, but it's just not feasible to trailer to the park (with all flat, boring trails) when there's perfect ones about 200 yards up the road. I definitely can't see my mare coming to harm (joint/bone wise) from the short amounts, we usually don't canter very far at all..and it's very rare that any of our horses trot. It's just not a gait we really use, so it takes work to get a trot instead of an instant lope as well.
I'm also going to try and get to one of the borough meetings as well and try to explain a bit better to them why we want the signs.
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