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Horseback Riding

Photos: Our love for horses

Photos: Our love for horses

Horses are still a part of our lives, from horses that provide comfort to military families to ones that work with prison cowboys. We race them, we pamper them and we love them.

July 21, 2013 9:45 am Photos

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Horses' hooves, erosion turn trails into trenches

Horses' hooves, erosion turn trails into trenches

In Saguaro National Park East, this portion of the Garwood Trail looks more like a ditch than a pathway. Park officials are tackling the most severely rutted trails, repairing and rerouting them.

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Horses' hooves, erosion turn trails into trenches

Horses' hooves, erosion turn trails into trenches

Horses' hooves, storm runoff and natural erosion have cut trenches up to 2 feet deep in some trails at Saguaro National Park East.

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Catalina Park has it all

Catalina Park has it all

Tucson hikers Kevin and Melanie Duckett gaze at stone ruins along the Romero Ruin Interpretive Trail at Catalina State Park.

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Catalina Park has it all

Catalina Park has it all

Greenery along the Canyon Loop Trail at Catalina State Park.

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Catalina Park has it all

Catalina Park has it all

Hikers and horseback riders mix it up at the Sutherland Wash near the Romero Canyon Trail. In late winter and early spring, Catalina State Park offers flowing streams and tranquil pools.

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Catalina Park has it all

Catalina Park has it all

The mile-long Birding Trail at the park winds through three kinds of habitat. This nest was built in a cholla cactus.

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Catalina Park has it all

Catalina Park has it all

Recreation options you'll find at various sites around Arizona: hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, bird-watching, camping, picnicking and exploring ancient ruins. • Recreation options you'll find at Catalina State Park: all of the above. • You get the point. • The park - nestled in t…

February 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Catalina Park has it all

Catalina Park has it all

This stream bubbles across the 2.3-mile Canyon Loop Trail, a mostly easy ramble with big visual rewards.

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Catalina Park has it all

Catalina Park has it all

Left: You know you want to relax in the warm early springtime sun on one of those rocks and gaze at Montrose Pools on the Romero Canyon Trail. It's a 7.2-mile trail, but many hikers turn back after about 3 miles.

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Horse camps are just a trot away

Horse camps are just a trot away

Trail riders appear on the ridgeline near the Triangle Y Ranch Camp and Retreat Center. Campers learn how to feed and clean their horses. They also do arena riding and trail rides.

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Horse camps are just a trot away

Horse camps are just a trot away

Rebecca Macwhorter gives Lillie, a 4-year-old miniature horse, a kiss on the nose after brushing her down at the Mustang Camp at the Triangle Y Ranch Camp and Retreat Center.

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Horse camps are just a trot away

Horse camps are just a trot away

Running as fast as he can, Rider Martinez, 9, leads a miniature horse during a relay race at the Mustang Camp at the Triangle Y Ranch Camp and Retreat Center in Oracle.

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Horse camps are just a trot away

Horse camps are just a trot away

Even though there's a kink in the rope, Rebecca Macwhorter, 10, tries to swing it with the help of instructor Kristina Fairweather.

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Horse camps are just a trot away

Horse camps are just a trot away

Horseback-riding camps tend to cost a little more than other summer pastimes such as swimming, but they remain popular whether children participate for a few hours a day or pack off to sleepover camp on the back side of Mount Lemmon.

June 24, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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