Designated Riding Horse

January 30 | 4 Comments

I’m not much of a beer fan.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ll slurp up a plate full if given to me, but it’s not something I’m willing to beg for. After all, it’s just a socially accepted way of poisoning your body, isn’t it.

Who was it that said, “My body is a temple?” I forget too, but I’m sure it was a very smart dog, or an athletic one.

Anyway, I try to steer clear from products that cause errors in judgment.

I’m sure the horse in this next story wished that his owner had the same philosophy.

CODY – A Cody man has been cited for public intoxication while riding his horse on a busy street during a weekend snowstorm.

Police received a call at 4 p.m. Sunday from a motorist who was concerned that Benjamin Daniels, 28, was creating a road hazard by riding his horse in conditions of poor visibility.

An officer stopped Daniels to explain that drivers were having difficulty spotting his slow-moving white horse as he was riding along Yellowstone Avenue near Wal-Mart, said Assistant Police Chief George Menig.

“Because of the wind, the blowing snow and the color of the horse, we were worried he was a danger to himself and motorists,” Menig said.

More evidence, Wyoming cops are racist!

As police continued to observe Daniels, it was clear that he was “highly intoxicated,” Menig said.

Although some who are cited for public intoxication are issued a ticket but not detained, police believed Daniels could not safely be released until he was sober, Menig said.

Police contacted a friend of Daniels, who picked up the horse.

Either the horse was very small, or Daniels friend is very strong.  Either way, my guess is that this won’t be the last time it happens.


4 Responses to “Designated Riding Horse”

  1. AuthorMomWithDogs on February 2nd, 2009 4:58 pm

    Now there’s a sight to behold. Great ad.

  2. Kate on February 6th, 2009 2:09 am

    It is pathetic to see someone riding a horse who is intoxicated! Thank God, someone was there to rescue the horse. Horse2Heart ( is a great website dedicated to horses. Here, you can find many tips regarding riding, maintenance and rescue as well.

  3. chick on February 8th, 2009 5:33 pm


  4. Linda on June 21st, 2012 8:39 pm

    Where can I buy or see a bigger photo of the designated riding horse? please email me at

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