Bridle Path Trail Rules
- Please remember that our trails are not open to bikes, ATV’s or any other motorized vehicles except during bridle path maintenance. The trails are mostly on private land. The trails are for equestrian activities only.
- Stay on paths only. Do not cut through the middle of fields.
- Do not walk on driveway grass borders, lawns, planted fields or by young trees.
- Do not school your horse in a field by the bridle path.
- Close all gates behind you! If you can not close a gate while on your horse, dismount or take another route.
- Be courteous to Landowners. Obey their requests.
- Be thoughtful of landowner’s privacy. Be quiet near homes and walk your horse by houses.
- Trail maintenance activities should not occur in the early morning hours and should only be done with property owner’s permission on private property.
- Members are encouraged to wear protective headgear and practice safe and sensible riding.
- Ride at your own risk.
Remember, a careless rider can cause a bridle path trail to be revoked. All riders are representatives of the Harding Twp/Green Village Bridle Path Association to the community at large.
Horses Have the Right of Way
According to New Jersey state law, horses and riders have the right of way in New Jersey. If you see a horse crossing a road, please stop and let them pass. If you pass a horse and rider walking along the edge of a road, please go by slowly. The horses are beautiful to look at as you drive by–so enjoy!
“When approaching or passing a person riding or driving a horse, a person driving a motor vehicle shall reduce the vehicle’s speed to a rate not exceeding 25 miles an hour and proceed with caution. At the request of or upon a signal by putting up the hand or otherwise, from a person riding or driving a horse in the opposite direction, the motor vehicle driver shall cause the motor vehicle to stop and remain stationary so long as may be necessary to allow the horse to pass.”