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The Trails Safe Passing Plan (TSPP) Stop! Speak and Stand Back webinar
Learn how to practice, promote, and share the Trails Safe Passing Plan (TSPP) of Stop! Speak and Stand Back and how this safety action plan can be used on your websites, offered to trail user groups during meetings, delivered to land management teams for public safety announcements and used at trailheads and kiosks.
- Jenny Cook, Michigan Equine Trails Representative, Michigan Trails Advisory Council
- Karin Reid Offield, President, Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council
More information and to register: https://www.americantrails.org/training/the-trails-safe-passing-plan-stop-speak-and-stand-back?blm_aid=23541
The Trails Safe Passing Plan (TSPP) STOP! SPEAK and STAND BACK is a safety action plan for ALL trail users on what to do when meeting people with horses on the trails.
The Trails Safe Passing Plan (TSPP) Stop! Speak and Stand Back allows you to safely share the trails and is helpful for all trail users, including horses and dogs. Many trail users may not know what to do when meeting horses on the trails. Anecdotal evidence suggests trail users are not interested in making a passing plan with strangers, or they don’t want to wait until a horseback rider is near enough to communicate instructions.
It is best to know what to do, BEFORE you encounter other trail users. The TSPP sign, the QR Code, the PowerPoint, and PDF of the Trails Safe Passing Plan (TSPP) Stop! Speak and Stand Back have been produced as educational resources for trail users to navigate our trails safely and efficiently. The webinar provides information about yielding on trails, trail communication, and facts about horses to help all trail users and land management teams understand the importance of having a trails safe passing plan in place at trailheads and kiosks.
Trails are Common Ground * and we all have the opportunity to help make the trails enjoyable and safe for everyone. Our goal is to show how learning and performing these actions can inform trail users on what to do when meeting horses on the trail. When a trails safe passing plan is posted, every trail user can discover how to become a safer trail user. When a trail safe passing plan is not posted, many trail users are not comfortable on shared trails. People with horses often choose not to use the trails, due to possible injury risk.
In recreational land use, as stakeholders, we must encourage land management teams and trail groups to participate in inclusive recreation opportunities. We believe that the Trails Safe Passing Plan (TSPP) Stop! Speak and Stand Back and our new TSPP Sign with a QR Code (that can include a local sponsor logo) will be a win-win for recreational land management teams and all trail user groups.
Please join us for this important webinar and learn how practicing, promoting, and sharing the Trails Safe Passing Plan (TSPP) of Stop! Speak and Stand Back can help our trails be safer and more inclusive for everyone.