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Horseback riding tips

Keep stock under control. Don’t take a young or skittish horse, burro, llama or other stock animal on a heavily used trail where it will pose a danger to other trail users.

Avoid muddy or soft trails. Try to use an alternate trail. Deep hoof ruts are difficult to repair and make it difficult for others to use the trail.

Don’t leave animals unattended. Horses or stock animals left unattended or insecurely tied can pull free and may end up hurt, lost or stolen.

Communicate. Let other trail users know when it’s safe to pass. Placing your hand out and down is a warning for others to slow down or stop.

Clean trailhead and keep it free of manure.

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