Posted by Ryan Spates in S&S Trails Blog on May. 7, 2009 - 2:31 pm
Quarterfest May 1-3. S&S Trail Services went to Murfreesboro, TN at the invitation of Stephanie McCommon from the American Quarter Horse Association. Stephanie took a trail building class from us three years ago at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and she remembered us when she was developing the training schedule for the first ever AQHA conference. Equestrian trail use, access issues, and trail building techniques were the focus of a portion of the conference, and S&S Trails was asked to lead a session on safety precautions while doing trail work with a focus on building bridges. After attending the class, conference participants were encouraged to join the Southern Appalachian Back Country Horsemen group to practice new skills while building a 4’x8’ bridge on the facility’s property outside the event arena.