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LETTERS: Horses no problem for Confederation Trail

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Recently, reading the cheers and jeers I came to this jeer from a concerned citizen about horses on the Confederation Trail causing damages.

It prompted me to write to rebuke that statement.

I was a horse person that owned and rode horses all over the world including Egypt and Israel and Africa. I can tell that person that horses do not damage that trail but help nature.

The grain and oat that they don't digest feed the birds all year around and the rest of the manure goes for birds nests and disintegrate very fast and help vegetation.

On the opposite side dogs eat meat. Their dropping stink and because of the meat they eat takes a long time to disintegrate. 

I suggest to the politicians that read they this should work to authorize horses back riding on the trail.

In the western provinces and Europe they have trails all over that people walk or bike and ride horses and they stop at night to rest. It is a B&B but they call them bale and breakfast.

There is nothing more pleasant than to ride a trail and enjoy the company of friends and nature.

I hope I made my point and to all the horse persons I hope someday people wake up and open the Confederation Trail to horseback rider.

Happy Trail Everyone.

Simon Lemay
North Rustico

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