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 By Winniefield Park   •   3rd Nov 2018   •   332 views   •   0 comments
It’s been a strange few weeks for horse news. Horses are showing up where they don’t belong and doing some very unhorse-like things.



The clip of the horse galloping through a cafe in Chantilly France has gone viral, even showing up on the evening TV news. The horse escaped a nearby racetrack and lost its rider before galloping down a road and negotiating a traffic roundabout. The horse pushed open the cafe’s door and galloped through, scattering furniture and customers in its wake. The horse then turned around and galloped back out. Luckily for everyone, the horse and cafe customers were unhurt.



The taxi business has taken quite a hit from new services such as Uber. So while It’s not exactly an original idea, one young Amish entrepreneur will show up to his customer’s door with a horse and buggy. For $5 you can take a tour of the area. Or, this Amish style Uber will take you to a friend’s house or anywhere else you need to get to. He’ll also stop to pick up extra passengers so you can split the cost. He doesn’t have a cell phone, so there’s no app, so I’m not sure who you call for a ride. But, regardless, it seems his customers find the service quite useful.



When a police car gets a flat tire, it’s a simple task to change it. But, when a police horse loses a shoe out on the street it’s not a simple process of loosening some lug nuts and slipping on the spare tire. The NYPD has two mobile farriers that look after horses needing a quick change and a total of three farriers that care for the fifty horses in the unit on a regular basis.



You might remember several weeks ago there was a news story about Justice the horse attempting to sue its former owner for $100,000. His owner had been charged with and was found guilty of criminal neglect having left the horse hundreds of pounds underweight, lousy, frost bitten and covered in scabs. The suit was launched on the horse’s behalf because it was felt that as a result of the injury Justice sustained during the neglect special care would be required for the rest of his life. But a judge has ruled that a horse can not sue because a horse “lacks the legal status or qualifications” to sue. And the judge explained, to allow the horse to sue would open the door to thousands of similar suits. The horse’s former owner has paid for part of the horse’s care during its rehabilitation at a rescue.



The weather is still hot in Phoenix, Arizona; just right for a refreshing dip. Or so thought ‘Cowboy’. With the help of a crafty donkey friend who jimmied the locks, Cowboy hopped into a nearby pool, but found he couldn’t get out. Firefighters came to the rescue and used a hoist to extract Cowboy from the pool.
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