ELCR and My Horse University, in partnership with eXtension Horses, hosted a webcast on creating and maintaining a private trail system. The webcast, featuring ELCR Board of Directors member Dot Moyer, explores what is needed to create, maintain and sustain a successful private trail system.

Based in the Tryon, N.C. area, with a lifelong interest in horses, agriculture and nature, Ms. Moyer has represented and served on the boards of many community-based nonprofits during her career.  Now retired, she focuses her efforts on preserving land and equestrian access.  She has served on the Board of the Foothills Equestrian Trails Association, and focuses on its easement program to protect the trails of this highly successful local trail system.

As private land changes hands and concerns over liability issues increase, horsemen and women often find the access to the private land they once enjoyed for equine activity is increasingly threatened. Building local coalitions and maintaining relationships are imperative to ensure that equestrians have access to private lands for fox hunting and recreational riding. This webinar informs equestrians on how to advocate for horse use, develop relationships and work with private land owners to keep trails open to equestrians.

To view the recorded webinar, click here.

 

Webcast originally aired November 29, 2016.