Posted: Jul 19, 2013 7:56 PM by Keele Smith - KBZK News
If you were downtown this afternoon, you may have noticed some horses crossing Main Street.
That's because the Gallatin Equestrian Partnership (GALLEP) held their Sixth Annual Ride to the Fair today.
The group started off in the Painted Hills and made a pit-stop at the library before crossing Main Street at Wallace.
They got special permission to do the ride, since riding horses on city trails is illegal.
Organizers say the event is really about educating people to safely interact with the animals.
"The point is really to get into town and remind trail users and people on the roads how to interface with with horses and how to share the roads and trails," said Marianne Amsden with Gallep Equestrian Partnership "And our message is: pass wide and slow."
Amsden says mountain bikers should slow down and yield to horses on trails and drivers should leave plenty of room to pass horses on city streets.