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  • MHC Annual Meeting on November 19th

    The MHC Annual Meeting on November 19th in Annapolis. We will meet again in the Baltimore County Delegation Room. More details to follow including an RSVP...
  • Check out our new METS horses!

    METS does not own the following horses but is assisting their owners with finding safe placement. To apply to give a horse a home, download and submit the application provided by clicking the button below. Questions or general inquiries about specific horses can be submitted using the form on each horse’s informational page. Read More
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    Visit the MD Horse Council on-line store and get a wide array of horse council logo wear Read More
  • Join The Maryland Horse Council Today!

    MHC seeks to unify, inform, and represent MDs horse community - join or renew your membership online! Read More
  • Sponsor The Maryland Horse Council!

    There's a place and reason for everyone at MHC, and being a sponsor is a great way to get involved! Read More
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Trails and Greenways

The Trails and Greenways Committee seeks to promote and preserve equestrian trail riding in Maryland.  Your support is needed to accomplished this mission by:

Volunteering

Showing your support and stewardship of the trails goes a long way toward keeping the trails open and  getting positive attention from park personnel.   Park budgets are not sufficient to allow park personnel to adequately meet their responsibilities. They rely on volunteers to keep the parks and trails in usable shape.  If the trails cannot be maintained they will be closed.

Speaking Out and Participating in Groups

Participate in organizations that work with government agencies to promote and defend trail riding.  Show up and speak at public hearings affecting trails.  Write letters to your county and state representatives on issues that positively or negatively affect trails.  They will gladly support you if they are hearing similar concerns from lots of their constituents.

Trail Riding

Parks will not support trails that are not used.  Show that you value the trails by using them.  Trim and clear fallen branches from the trail as you ride.  An open, well trimmed trail is a sure sign of use and citizen stewardship.

Self-Control

Don't ride when the trail surface is wet.  Don't litter.  Don't create your own trail.  Don't leave straw and manure in the parking lot.  Be polite and courteous to others.  Ride a horse that is trained and prepared to handle the hazards they may encounter on the trail.  Don't ride a horse you can't handle.

Encourage Multi-Use Trails

The more people that use multi-use natural surface trails the better.  Join with mountain bikers and hikers to keep the trails open and repaired.  Participate in their scheduled trail work days.