Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Sept. 21, 2021

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Letter: Protect the horse community

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I would like to express my support for the horse community in Clark County. I have been involved with horses for 62 years. They taught me love, dedication, how to work, how to earn goals, respect for my community and camaraderie. I feel it’s a wonderful experience for children of all ages to have the opportunity if so inclined to have a connection with horses, away from the electronics and being indoors all the time. There are so many wonderful opportunities for children to connect with horses through the large barns offering youth activities. It’s a shame the county councilors are considering taxing them out of business.

Within the horse community, there are lots of people who give their time and hard work to keep the trails cleared and open for not only horse enthusiasts but the biking and hiking community. If the councilors take away places for them to keep their horses, they too will be disappointed and stop volunteering to clear trails; then it will be up to the state and federal governments to pay to have that taken care of.

Horses are not a negative aspect of Clark County but rather a positive one, and trying to run them out is not the right thing to do.

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