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Georgetown considers restrictions on beach horses

Sep 14, 2011 6:53:00 AM - thestate.com
Georgetown County Council is considering reducing the amount of time that horses can be ridden on beaches.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported ( http://bit.ly/q7Gadr) that the county currently allows horseback riding on the beaches for six months of the year.

A proposal offered Tuesday would reduce that to only three months.

The County Parks and Recreation Department asked council last year to ban horses on the beach because of complaints about the animals' waste.

Councilman Jerry Oakley says he's recommending that horseback riding be allowed on the beaches from Nov. 15 to March 15. That would eliminate riding in September, October and the first half of November.

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