Horses on BREIA trails?

February 11th, 2013

 On 2/11/2013 4:19 PM, kimberly wrote:

Hello, I am writing because I am confused about the status of horses on the BREIA trails. Originally, horses were welcomed during the summer months and are still mentioned on some of the road side signs. However, there is one gate on Egypt Road that says “no horses” , but this gate is not adjacent to any parking area. Are there certain areas where horses are permitted or restricted? None of the other signs at the parking lots specifically address the issue. Riders have enjoyed the trails for years but now the signs convey mixed messages. Can you please clarify? Thank you.

BREIA Response:

Horses are not permitted on the BREIA trails on private land at any time.

You are correct that that was not always the case.  Years ago, some BREIA signs were ordered and posted that did permit horses  But then our insurance carrier objected, and we thought all of those signs had been removed/replaced. The policy now, no horses on any private lands that BREIA trails cross, is firm and should be respected by all users.

As to BREIA trails on state-owned lands, while we discourage horses on our trails there, we cannot and would not attempt to counter any State policies concerning horses on State-owned lands.

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