@FranJurga writes: A firm called "Go Ape" hopes to lease seven acres of a park outside St Louis. The park spans more than 1,700 acres but the proposed “Treetop Adventure Course” wants to use land near the existing stables, where 65 horses live and graze.
As you can imagine, a treetop zipline is a pretty rowdy neighbor. Apparently the St Louis area already have two zipline attractions, so they must be successful.
Or will the novelty wear off? How many times would a person want to do a zipline?
And from the horses' point of view:
Would they adjust to the sounds and sites of modern-day Tarzans over their heads?
The end of this article reveals that the park also borders a Six Flags amusement park with a roller coaster.
It sounds like a great place for a "bombproof your horse" training program.
Seriously, though, this article is another example of why equestrians need to work together and be on the job 365 days a year to convince the public that they are good neighbors and worthy of a say in what goes on around them.
Surely a solution can be found if everyone works together and neither group gets in over their head!