Man Tries to Ride Train with Horse

Train riders in Wales got a surprise this weekend when an unknown man tried to take his pony for a ride. The man first attempted to buy two tickets — one for himself and one for the horse — for a two hour train ride from Wrexham to Holyhead. After being refused, the man continued to the platform anyway, a journey that involved an elevator ride for him and the horse.

When the train arrived, the man tried to board with his horse, but was again refused, this time by a conductor. The man finally left, after being asked to do so by security.

A spokeswoman for Arriva Trains Wales said, “We do allow small animals, such as dogs and guide dogs, onboard but not large animals that could pose a risk to the general public.”

Security camera footage of the incident:


What do you think? Did the man risk public safety and/or safety of the horse? Or should larger animals be allowed to ride?

66 comments

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V.3 years ago

noted

Suzanne Loewen
Suzanne L.4 years ago

Thanks very much Yvonne S. for the update. I hope the horse and the man are helped.

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.4 years ago

video not available....dang

Bruce S.
Bruce S.4 years ago

So what? It's just a little horse.

SuSanne P.

Let me try again. Thank you for posting this article
Since the video has been taken down I could only speculate. Thanks to Yvonne S. for the update and clarification of this story.

SuSanne P.

TY although the video has been taken down. I heard a wee bit about this and was horrified. ThankX to Yvonne S. for the update and clarification of this story.

SuSanne P.

TY although the video has been taken down. I heard a wee bit about this and was horrified. ThankX to Yvonne S. for the update.

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener5 years ago

Huh?

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Yvonne S.
Yvonne S.5 years ago

I can update you on this story. Yesterday it was announced that the horse has now been taken to a sanctuary by the RSPCA (here in the UK). It's owner has got mental health problems. The town where this happened is only 20 miles from where I live.