“The bottom line is, I don’t think they had any idea about our use of trails,” Mallinson said.
She credited Bryce with bending over backward to hear from the horseback riders as their concerns surfaced.
“He seems to be responding,” Mallinson said.
Bryce believes riders are on the right trail in setting up a coalition to consult and work with the state.
“We’ve been urging them to do so,” he said. “Had that coalition been in existence, and had we had that ongoing conversation, I think this would have gone a lot more smoothly.”