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Equestrian Design Guidebook for Trails, Trailheads and Campgrounds

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Acknowledgments

Technical manuals require the expertise, input, and assistance of many people, and this guidebook is no exception. The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions of those who provided advice, photographs, drawings, critiques, and support. Special recognition is given to Deb Mucci--mechanical engineering technician, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center--for her meticulous work on the facility design drawings and trail illustrations. Jan Hancock graciously provided hand-drawn illustrations of horses.

  • Bill Archibald--Past vice president-recreation, Canadian Equestrian Federation, and past recreation vice president, Horse Council of British Columbia

  • Rob Atwil, D.V.M., P.V.M., Ph.D.--School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis

  • Peter Axelson--Director of research and development, Beneficial Designs, Inc.

  • Peter Bolander--Geotechnical and pavement engineer, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service

  • Mary Ann Davies--Mechanical engineer, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center

  • Christopher Douwes--Trails and enhancements program manager, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration

  • Steve Elkinton--Program leader, National Trails System, U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service

  • Kay Ellis--Accessibility program leader, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management

  • Mark Goldbach--Senior recreation specialist, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management

  • James (Scott) Groenier--Professional engineer, project leader-structures, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center

  • Kandee Haertel--Executive director emeritus, Equestrian Land Conservation Resource

  • Gerri Hall--President, Operation Lifesaver, Inc.

  • Mary Hanson--Outdoor recreation planner, U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service, Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program

  • Wendy Hodgson--Research botanist, Desert Botanical Garden

  • Bob Hoverson--Program manager, Northern Region Pack Train and Ninemile Wildlands Training Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Lolo National Forest, Ninemile Ranger District

  • Kerrill Knaus-Hardy--President and cofounder, The Adaptive Riding Institute, OR

  • Charles Kraus--Supervisory forester, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Klamath National Forest, Scott River Ranger District

  • Bert Lindler--Editor, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center

  • Jon Loxley--Landscape architect, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Tonto National Forest

  • Sara Lustgraaf--Visual information specialist (retired), U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center

  • Heather Matusiak--Office automation assistant, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center

  • Shanna Robison--Office automation assistant, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center

  • Donna Sheehy--Transportation management engineer, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Northern Region

  • Kathleen Snodgrass--Project leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center

  • Jaime Schmidt--National trail information coordinator and Chugach National Forest trail program manager, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service

  • Ann Swinker, Ph.D.--Associate professor of equine science and extension horse specialist, Pennsylvania State University-University Park

  • Brian Vachowski--Program leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center

  • Bill Weidner--Director, Office of Public Affairs, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, IL

  • Gene Wood, Ph.D.--Extension trails specialist, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Clemson University, SC

  • Jerry T. Wolf--Editor, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center

  • Dick Woodfin--Founder and member of Oregon Equestrian Trails, member of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington and Oregon, and researcher (retired), U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service

  • Janet Zeller--Accessibility program manager, Recreation and Heritage Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service

And, many thanks to the municipal staff of Pitkin County, CO; Pinellas Park, FL; Scottsdale, AZ; Mid-America Regional Council, Kansas City, MO; Gilbert, AZ; and Queen Creek, AZ, for sharing master trail plans.

Photo of horses running through high grass in a field and a graphic of a horse shoe.


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