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Hancock, Jan ; Vander Hoek, Kim K. Jones; Bradshaw, Sunni ; Coffman, James D.; Engelmann, Jeffrey . 2007. Equestrian Design Guidebook for Trails, Trailheads, and Campgrounds. 0723 2816. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Technology and Development Program. 312 p.

This guidebook provides information for developing trails, trailheads, and campgrounds that are sensitive to the needs of riders and their animals. The emphasis is on highly developed facilities and programs such as those in urban, rural, and some wildland areas. The information presented can be adapted for a variety of settings and levels of development, as well as jurisdictional requirements.

  • Cover
  • Inside Cover, Acknowledgments, Contents, and Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Understanding Horses and Mules
  • Chapter 2: Planning Trail Systems
  • Chapter 3: Designing Horse Trails
  • Chapter 4: Designing Trail Elements
  • Chapter 5: Designing Trail Crossings and Structures
  • Chapter 6: Choosing Horse-Friendly Surface Materials
  • Chapter 7: Planning Recreation Sites
  • Chapter 8: Designing Roads and Parking Areas
  • Chapter 9: Designing Camp and Picnic Units
  • Chapter 10: Securing Horses and Mules
  • Chapter 11: Designing for Riders With Disabilities
  • Chapter 12: Providing Signs and Public Information
  • Chapter 13: Reducing Environmental and Health Concerns
  • Chapter 14: Considering Liability Issues
  • Chapter 15: Working With Funders and Volunteers
  • Chapter 16: Learning From Others
  • References
  • Appendixes A to K
  • About the Authors
  • Library Card
  • Keywords: Accessibility, arenas, bridges, bridle paths, campgrounds, corrals, Equidae, equines, facilities, Federal Highway Administration, fences, fencing, FHWA, fords, gates, highlines, hitch rails, horse camps, horse riders, horses, latches, master plans, mules, multiple use, packstock, parking areas, parks, picket lines, planning, recreation, recreational facilities, round pens, shared use, staging areas, surface treatments, tethering rails

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