Originally Posted by ca7erham;9960023[B
]I've never seen any studies, but I'd assume you're going with the fact that horses are WAY more destructive?[/b] I'd absolutly love to see some of those studies and wish you a great deal of luck.
Once factor around here for all of the horse trails (compared to MTB trails) is that horse owners tend to be better off financially and donate a good deal of money to the park districts.
oh i don't know that they are way more destructive or not? i suppose a lot would have to do with the amount of traffic of either horse or bike.
it just blows that they allow horse and hiker and not bikes. the area i am referring to is the black hills in SD. there is a possibility i am going there. not sure yet.
they allow bikes in certain areas but prohibit them at the heart of the the black hills reserve. I think it is home to one of the largest bison herds in North America or something. i would love to be able to see some of this area...but i am not getting a horse. i can only cover so much ground trail running.
i am unsure if they are concerned with wildlife or erosion. if they allowed bikes, i am pretty sure there would not be a ton of them on the trails. from what i gather, i think it is somewhat remote.
at any rate, i am jumping the the gun. i do not even know if i am going there. just getting prepared
Last edited by mx_599; 10-31-09 at 03:13 PM.