Atascadero Horsemen's Club
PO Box 2756 - Atascadero, CA 93423-2756
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The Programs consist of various speakers and topics. Examples of past programs include: horse adoption, tack care and maintenance, tracks and scat on the trail, plant life, horse emergency care and kits, trailer care and maintenance, equine nutrition, proper saddle fit, equine foot care and many other topics. 

Some of our Programs included: Rolling A Ranch, Classical Equitation, Buyer Beware (pre-purchase horse exam), Injured Riders by Para Medics, Local Wild Horse Herd, and that's only the beginning!
The Programs for 2018 will be listed in the monthly newsletter.  

Fernandez Trail-Black Mountain: Sunday, December 2 at 9:00am. Meet at Turkey Flats

Montana de Oro: Saturday, December 8 at 9:00am. Meet at the Park Headquarters  
above Spooner’s Cove

Montana de Oro: Super Bowl Sunday – February 3 at 8:00am. Meet at the Park HQ. If you’re not up for doing trail work, administrative tasks will be available including registering volunteers and organizing food. Let me know if you can help with an administrative task. Again, many of us ride the Park so please make the time to come out and help.

Wear appropriate clothing (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes), and bring a hat, gloves and water. Tools will be provided. All trail workdays have the potential for exposure to poison oak – we’ll do our best to give options to limit exposure.  

                                                                      Kathy Redden

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    Work Parties
Update on the new “Connector” trail under construction 
at Montana de Oro  

The Connector Trail will join the Hazard Peak Trail with Islay Creek Road, allowing a short cut between the Hazard Peak Trail and the Oats Peak Trail.  

It will be a CCCMB designed trail and the lead trail builder will be Drew Perkins a professional trail builder who works for Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz. Drew was the machine operator on the Pismo Preserve trail build.

Construction is scheduled for January 2019 and should take about 2 weeks. The 
2-mile-long trail will be designed for multi-use and the same general characteristics as Oats Peak Trail. These are the main characteristics:
Machine built and hand finished to 2 to 3 feet wide 
Grade reversals to control erosion – reversal size and spacing generally less 
dramatic than Oats
Long lines of sight to make multi-use and two-way traffic safe
Bermed switchbacks (11 of them) with a flat walking surface on the inside for foot traffic (hoof and foot)
Approximately a 5% average grade (about the same as Oats and Hazard Peak Trail)

More details on how you can help with the building will follow when the details have been hammered out.