Equine Rangers promote Enderby
Enderby’s focus on the future includes heading back to its transportation roots.
Members of the Northwest Equine Rangers Society are urging the city to install hitching posts and a corral for horses.
“We ride into town three or four days a week and we greet tourists and locals,” said Dean McGeachy, with the society.
The society, which started in 2004 to care for rescue horses, believes it can play a role in Enderby’s revitalization initiative by encouraging tourism.
“We are working with the museum and handing out brochures,” said McGeachy.
“We want to be ambassadors for Enderby.”
There is also the goal of educating people about horses.
“A lot of children have never had the experience to touch a horse. To see their eyes light up is amazing,” said McGeachy.
If the city proceeds with hithcing posts and a corral, McGeach is confident some residents may use horses for getting around because of the cost of fuel and protecting the environment.
“There is nothing greener than a horse,” he said.
There are already hitching posts in place at the D&E Drive-In.
“It’s become a real tourist attraction,” said Earl Shipmaker, a city councillor.
Council and city staff will investigate the society’s request for hitching posts and a corral and issues related to having horses in an urban setting.
“We need to discuss options for the manure with the garden club,” said Shipmaker.