by Dr. Gene W. Wood, Professor Emeritus, Clemson University
Author Gene Wood’s theme is “We must search for a harmony between humans and our horses on one side and the land on the other.”
This is the first equestrian trails book of its kind and covers a broad array of topics. Designed as a textbook as opposed to a “how to do it” manual, the book guides readers in how to fit design, construction, and maintenance of equestrian trails to the environments in which they work, as well as the kinds and intensities of use that their trails will receive. Readers are frequently reminded that the trail must fit ecosystem capacities to accommodate sustainable equestrian use.
The book is in full color with 256 numbered pages covering 14 chapters and 6 appendices that contain 214 figures and 23 data tables
Read a review by Stuart Macdonald,American Trails Magazine editor.
Published in 2007 by Department of Forestry & Natural Resources, Clemson University, Clemson, SC and funded by the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program in cooperation with the American Horse Council and Clemson University.