|amenity = hitching_post|
|A post or rail for tethering a horse.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
A hitching post or hitching rail is a piece of street furniture for tethering a horse. It may look like a short pole or a handrail or something more ornate. It can be thought of as a counterpart to amenity=bicycle_parking but for horses.
Where to find
Hitching posts are installed along the street or outside shops, especially in towns where horseback riding or horse-drawn carriages are common. For example, in areas with many Amish residents, every parking lot has a hitching post. In some cities, horse-drawn carriages are a popular tourist activity, so hitching posts are available at intervals along the street.
How to map
Add a node at the location of the hitching post. Alternatively, if it is a rail, draw a way from one end of the rail to the other.