More than Horsing Around
Half of the 9.2 million horses in the United States are used for trail and pleasure riding (AHC 2005). Since 2001, horseback riding has increased 12 percent and recreational trail riding increased 2 percent (Cordell in press). Recreational horseback trail riding presents unique recreation experience opportunities and management challenges. Despite the status of trail riding, minimal information exists regarding non-wilderness recreational trail riding experiences. Consequently, this study sought information regarding the horseback trail riding experience, emphasizing motivations and confli....
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