For once let’s give a break to dog owners and shift the focus to our equestrian friends. While on a leisurely Sunday bike ride up the ERT, I had the pleasure of encountering not one, two or three but four massive piles of horse dung placed ceremoniously in the middle of the path. People can get after dog owners all they like (I am not one) for not picking up after their furry friends but last time I checked, trail etiquette and common sense (clearly lacking in today’s society) dictates that if your animal leaves a mess you clean it up. It boggles my mind how someone riding an animal as large as a horse could not notice that their animal has left a cubic foot of poop in four different places along the trail. This is not a dirt path but a heavily used pavement road/trail. Families walk along the ERT, runners run, bikers bike and evidently horses now take the liberty of pooping there too. I find this unacceptable and whomever is responsible for the horse (or horses) that did this should feel shame. A dog walker would be swiftly chided for not picking up after their pet. Please, let’s all show common courtesy to others and clean up after ourselves.