Those stunning Utah wildflowers you enjoy so much on the hiking trails flourish because of the non-problematic manure from horses, deer, elk, moose and other VEGETARIANS. Because horse manure is FERTILIZER.
We know that horse manure dries quickly, is easy to clean off your shoe, and actually smells good.
Consequently, we don’t see horse manure in the same light as dog poo—that highly processed, concentrated, sticky, stinky stuff you can’t get off your shoe.
Unfortunately, non-horsy people don’t make that distinction; it’s all the same to them. And, that's really too bad. Because horse manure is FERTILIZER.
Horse manure has a positive impact on trails.
Foot traffic and bike traffic have a negative impact on trails.
I live on Old Ranch Road. I don't live on Old Hiker Road. Or, Old Mountain Bike Road. Many of the trails that you enjoy these days, were cleared by horse people such as myself. I bike these trails. And, quite often, I enjoy them on my own two feet. I also put up with a ridiculous amount of rude, uneducated behavior from hikers and bikers whenever I'm riding my beloved horse.
Shame on you, Scott Sherwood, for not understanding the beneficial difference between horse poo and dog poo. And, for believing that your right to use these trails is any more important than mine.