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Trails


Close encounters L


San Diego Trail Alliance clinic brings horses and bikes together


from horsetrader staff reports


AKESIDE—What could possibly be more desensitizing for a group 14 trail horses than to line them up, facing


across the arena from a similar amount of spooky mountain bikers? How about sending everyone—riders and


bikers—circling the arena at once? At differ- ent speeds! Those were just two scenes during a


thoughtful one-day clinic called “Learning to Share the Trail,” put on May 25 by the San Diego Trail Alliance at the River Valley Equestrian Center. Aſter a “horse-and-


Backcountry Horsemen with information pamphlets, as well as info from the Leave No Trace organization with tips on trail use ethics. In addition to “Backcountry” topics, there are “Frontcountry” guidelines, too, for the well-used trails in or near suburban areas. The SDTA’s clinic was just the second


Trail riders and bicyclists took to the River Valley Equestrian Center arena May 25 during the


“Learning to share the trail” one-day clinic put on by the San Diego Trail Alliance.


rider only” morning of drills and coaching designed to desensitize horses to a variety of common trail encounters, SDTA members enjoyed a pizza lunch with members of the San Diego Mountain Biking Association. Then, both groups participated in aſternoon exercises and discussions designed to edify both groups—riders and bikers—about their trail counterparts. Also on hand was the San Diego Unit of the


one that introduced mountain bikers and riders, and it drew participants from as far as Del Mar and San Marcos. The SDTA is a volunteer group with three


objectives: 1. Keep trails open for all recre- ational users; 2. Foster good communication between all recreational user groups; and 3. Maximize usage of recreational for all. “Geting more out of the trail means learn- ing more about the people we share the trail with—and about what they enjoy about the trail,” reads an SDTA flyer. “And, most impor- tantly, how to safely share.” More online: http://bit.ly/906_SDTA


TRAILS IN JUNE: Be sure to see the Equestrian Trails, Inc. calendar on page 31


The San Diego Unit of Backcountry Horsemen provided trail riding resource materials.


Bikers lined up across the arena from horse-and-riders, then met.


SDMBA Executive Director Susie Murphy greets a fellow trail user.


“Horse-only” morning sessions involved sensory exercises. A pizza break at lunchtime preceded the horse-bike sessions.


Horsetrader photo


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