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FWIW there'll be a $hit-pile of horses in the vicinity of the Coyote Creek entrance this Saturday from about 9:00 AM until mid-afternoon. There will be an organized ride up Coit Rd followed by a loop on Anza Trail and a return to the Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs proper for a tour. If you're not a big fan of yielding to horses please avoid this area.

PRA Event - Gilroy Hot Springs and Historic Anza Trail Tour on Horseback

Somebody "volunteered" me to do parking duty and also shovel horse $hit afterwards so I'll be there in uniform.

Sheesh...
 
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Why can't the horse owners pack their crap back out?

This should be a "selling point" for us anytime an equestrian says anything about mtb on trails.
 

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Horse diapers. It’s not like we go take a crap at their stables… maybe we should.
 

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Why can't the horse owners pack their crap back out?

This should be a "selling point" for us anytime an equestrian says anything about mtb on trails.
+1000

And we get $hit about riding trails when they actually $hit on them.

Where's the justice
 

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We rode up the JDT, down the Wilson Peak Trail, up Grizzly, along Bowl and down Lyman and up Hunting Hollow and up Wagon Road, and woo hoo down Phegley, on Saturday, and saw only one horse, Pat S, riding a pinto expertly, in Hunting Hollow.

The horse riders at Coe are good people who know what they are doing, including their horses.

Respect.
 

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Ain't no $hit

We rode up the JDT, down the Wilson Peak Trail, up Grizzly, along Bowl and down Lyman and up Hunting Hollow and up Wagon Road, and woo hoo down Phegley, on Saturday, and saw only one horse, Pat S, riding a pinto expertly, in Hunting Hollow.

The horse riders at Coe are good people who know what they are doing, including their horses.

Respect.
Indeed they are; Coe has enough of the "wild west spirit" left to where they give and get respect.

I think I should mention that the https://forums.mtbr.com/california-norcal/henry-w-coe-sp-kids-mtb-skills-clinic-902513.html never would have happened without the support of Coe's equestrian volunteers; the MAU (Mounted Assistance Unit). It was at their invitation that we inserted our "Kid's MTB Skills Clinic" into their "Raincoats and Rubber Boots" event.

The event that prompted this thread went off very well; I rode escort on my bike to open gates and caution other traffic (unnecessary; our group never crossed paths with other hikers or bikers while out on the trail). Here the front half of the group is southbound on Anza approaching Jackson:


This group was fastidious about manure pick-up; I wasn't kidding when I said I was going to be riding "sweep":

(And yes; there were horse riders on foot doing the same job as me after the event)
 
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