BRADENTON, Fla. - Manatee County officials say they will begin fining horseback riders who aren't picking up their animals' waste along a popular beach.
Some riders along the Palma Sola Causeway have upset neighbors and beachgoers because the horses are leaving behind unsightly manure on the sand.
The causeway has become a popular spot for horseback riding over the last few years, in part because it is one of the few places in the state that allows it along an easily-accessible beach
Officials also decided to erect signs urging horseback riders to clean up after their animals.
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