“Hay-Days” On The Beach

St. Lucie County in Florida has a long history with horses. Fort Pierce, the county seat, is still the final stop of the Florida Cracker Trail–a 120-mile route that was traditionally used to move cattle horses across the Sunshine State. Every year in the first full week of February, dozens of riders set out on horseback from Bradenton, riding east 15-20 miles a day, until they reach the seaside town of Fort Pierce to commemorate Cracker Cowboys and preserve Florida’s …


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One comment on ““Hay-Days” On The Beach

  1. Shelley Mitchell on said:

    I am disappointed that in a horseback riding article, not one word about helmets was mentioned. “In addition to providing riders with the right equipment, the company must also make sure it has the proper amount of liability insurance.” The cheapest insurance out there is a helmet, which is extremely important. Even at a standstill, falling off a horse can be fatal. I think it is also irresponsible of an industry magazine to include photos of people not wearing safety equipment. We have the ability to influence people with our publications—let’s make sure we influence them to recreate safely.

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