Wild(wood) Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Away
I love the Wildwood City Commission’s proposed ordinance to allow horses on the Wildwood beaches in the off-season. Wildwood is borrowing from Brigantine’s horse-friendly policy but making improvements designed to better fit its own mammoth-sized beaches. My favorite idea is to allow the horses to gallop, so you really know you’re on a horse-back ride! Most places I’ve ever ridden, including Brigantine, only allow walking the horse. The law would allow horses from Oct.1st through April 30th, with a maximum of 20 riders at a time each paying a $100 permit fee. If the plan is successful, that could mean lots of revenue for Wildwood and attract a new, untapped off season market of equestrians. That just makes good horse sense! Sorry. The Wildwood City Commission holds a public hearing on the proposal on Nov. 9th.