The drivers are gypsies aka travellers or if you really want to be rude, pikeys. Those ponies are "magikal gypsy vanners". If you want to read some train wreck threads go to the Horse and Hound UK board and do a search for gypsies or the Appleby Horse Fairs. Very entertaining reading. Those same gypsies that developed and preserved the high dollar magikal gypsy vanner are pretty much despised by horsepeople in the UK and Ireland. They are well known for pulling stunts such as this, very poor care of their horses, outright abuse/neglect of their animals, trashing other people's property and stealing what isn't nailed down. They are also known for really fancy trashy weddings.
GAAAGH! There was that part where it looked like the one 'driver' was trying to execute the back fender tap on the cops car...with his horse..... *cringe* That could have gone so horribly wrong. I understand the cop was trying to impede them and get them to stop but holy carps!
Ashamed to say, I can somehow see one of my friends and I 'pimping' out our horses with neon and custom 'paint jobs' and having a 'rally'..but not THAT busy a road....and it would likely be gravel...with people on either end of the 'strip' blocking traffic....
That's just how we roll.
Owned by a Paint/TB and an OTTB.
RIP Scoutin' For Trouble ~ 2011 at 10
RIP Tasha's Last Tango ~ 2010 at ~23
RIP In Sha' Allah ~ 2009 too young at 5
OMG . . . I know that the drivers/horse owners are the ones to blame for putting their horses into this situation, but I kept waiting for the cop's actions to result in a horrific, gorey accident. SO dangerous for everyone on the road. I've never seen cops handle a horse crisis well.