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Do equestrians have the same obligations that dog owners do to pick up their animals' poop when riding in a public park?

Asked by elbanditoroso (24167points) June 21st, 2014

Where I live, there is a large park that has biking paths, horse trails, running trails, a lake, grassy areas, playgrounds, and so on. There are many signs that say “you must pick up after your dog”, and the county makes available small plastic bags for this purpose.

Horse riders share many of these same trails for various distances. Horses, like dogs, defecate when and where they feel like it – on the trail, off the trail, etc.

However, in my nearby park, it doesn’t seem that horse riders have the same obligation to pick up after their animals that dog-owners do.

1) do they where you live?

2) should they be required to?

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