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Backcountry horse club has made its mark on Green Mountain

April 16th, 2014 by tristan baurick

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The local chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

The club, which uses horses to get into the hinterlands for hunting and long rides, has played a major role in making Green Mountain a magnet for Kitsap’s trail lovers, building trails, shelters, corrals, waterlines, bridges and infrastructure for the disabled.

The BCH also use pack horses to help other user groups during work parties.

“Most of us that own horses are used to doing quite a bit of work,” said one of its longtime members. “There’s some of us that enjoy using horses to do that work. Most of my riding is when I’m riding out to a work party or packing and hauling for a work party.”

Read more about BCH here.

And click here to read reporter Annette Griffus’ column about her recent ride with the club.

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