Horse riding mess

Horse riding mess


AND MORE ON THE RAIN CHANCES OVER THE WEEKEND COMING UP. WELL, IT’S THE THING ROMANCE NOVELS AND ENGAGEMENTS ARE MADE OF. HORSE BACK RIDING ON THE BEACH. SOME NATURE LOVERS HATING ON THE TOURIST BUSINESSES AND THE MESS THEY’RE LEAVING BEHIND. MARCO VILLARREAL IS LIVE FROM SKYWAY BEACH IN PINELLAS COUNTY. HOW IS IT OUT THERE? Reporter: OH, IT’S NICE AND WARM AND THE WATER LOOKS FANTASTIC. I WISH I HAD MY SUIT. IT’S WHAT’S IN THE WATER A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT. THEY’RE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT HORSES ARE LEAVING BEHIND FROM THEIR, WELL, BEHIND. BUT THAT’S NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT THE BOATS ARE LEAVING IN THE WATER. ON A HOT SUMMER DAY, THE BEACH IS A POPULAR PLACE FOR PEOPLE AND ANIMALS. FOR THIS GROUP OF FRIENDS, RIDING THE HORSES ON THE BEACH AND THE WATER MAKES LIVING IN THE BAY AREA GREAT. THEY’RE NOT THE ONLY ONES. SMALL BUSINESSES CATER TO TOURISTS, TAKING RIDERS OUT IN THE WATER TO SEE THE MAJESTY FOUND IN THE BEACH IN PINELLAS COUNTY. AND WE SEE DOLPHINS, MANATEES. THE FISH SWIM AROUND US. YOU ARE IN THERE WITH THE WILD LIFE. Reporter: THERE ARE CONCERNS THE ANIMALS ARE TRAMPLING THE PRESERVES AND KILLING THE SEA GRASS. . THE HORSES AND LARGER ANIMALS HAVE MORE OF EVERYTHING TO LEAVE BEHIND. Reporter: THERE ARE MOVES TO PROHIBIT THE HORSE BACK RIDING IN THE AQUATIC PRESERVES. THIS IS FLORIDA WHERE WE’RE SURROUNDED BY WATER AND THEY DON’T LET US TAKE THEM TO A LOT OF PLACES. THE FEW PLACES WE DO, YEAH, I WOULD FIGHT IT. . Reporter: AND THE REGION PLANNING COUNCIL IS WORKING TO AMEND THE PLAN FOR AQUATIC PRESERVES. THAT WILL HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY PINELLAS COUNTY AND THEN THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS AND CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE STORY.

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