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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?

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4:00AM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

noted

9:01PM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

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

5:39PM PST on Jan 4, 2012

video not available....dang

11:26AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

So what? It's just a little horse.

2:25PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

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.

2:22PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

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.

2:20PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

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.

5:54PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

Huh?

5:23AM PDT on Jun 9, 2011

Thanks for the article.

5:41AM PDT on Jun 5, 2011

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.

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