To better prepare your horse for the trails, consider attending these upcoming events: llama desensitization and bike desensitization. Both events are offered through Divide Horsemen’s Association. Check out upcoming events. We certainly can’t prevent all incidents from happening, but we can prevent some, not only by avoiding danger, but also by preparing our horses, bicyclists, runners etc. Horses are “flight” animals and respond much like deer and other prey animals. Trail etiquette recognizes this. It is for this reason bicyclists and runners/hikers are asked to and must yield to horses. Having said this, it is also important we demonstrate common courtesies. Happy Trails!
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