Mendin’ Fences: Mountain Bikes and Horses on the Trails – A Workshop
June 3 at 5:30pm-7:00pm
Join Mountain Bike the Tetons and local horse trainers and packers Patrick Solomon and Liz King for an afternoon workshop focused on how mountain bikers and horses interact and share the trails – in the Tetons and beyond.For mountain bikers: Beyond etiquette, we’ll focus on the psyche of a horse, discuss their vision, responses and reactions, plus common misconceptions. We’ll discuss how to handle encounters on the trails from preparing and etiquette at the trailhead and in the parking lot to meeting a horse on the trail to conflict resolution to resuming your ride. For equestrian attendees: We’ll talk about what you can do to help ensure a seamless interaction with bikers on the trail, what to expect and how to prepare your horse for an encounter. We’ll discuss the shared trail experience from preparing and etiquette at the trailhead to meeting a mountain biker on the trail to conflict resolution to resuming your ride.
*This is a workshop for both horseback riders and mountain bikers. Feel free to bring your bike but equestrian folks: no need to bring your horse as space is limited.Meet some awesome horses, engage in insightful conversation, enjoy some snacks. Spin some laps on the bike trails, head to the brewery for a beer.
It’s FREE and ALL ages and experience levels of mountain bikers, horseback riders, and hikers/runners are welcome!