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OMG! Someone's galloping down the expressway in Chicago!!

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    OMG! Someone's galloping down the expressway in Chicago!!

    I hope you all can see this, it's wild!
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    Wow. The horse is a saint!

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      #3
      Originally posted by My Two Cents View Post
      Wow. The horse is a saint!
      He also looks sore or lame or both
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        #4
        Why is this happening? Can you really ride that way on pavement and not cripple the horse? This disturbs me.

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          Originally posted by HPFarmette View Post
          Why is this happening? Can you really ride that way on pavement and not cripple the horse? This disturbs me.
          No explanation was given. If they post an update on the story I'll make sure to share it.
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            #6
            OMG, what *were* they thinking???

            I like how LE was doing the rolling slowdown to keep cars behind this little escapade
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              https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...nlu-story.html

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                #8
                That was unbelievably painful to watch.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Heinz 57 View Post
                  That was unbelievably painful to watch.
                  That poor horse. And then the idiot in the Batman t-shirt trying to walk off with the horse. And all along the poor horse is standing there, visibly breathing hard.

                  No true horse person would have put a horse in such a position. Every lame step was an insult. I hope the horse heals.
                  Sheilah

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                    #10
                    This guy had his 5 minutes of fame during the riots here In Chicago a couple months ago.

                    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/...hicago-protest

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                      Originally posted by IdahoRider View Post
                      That poor horse. And then the idiot in the Batman t-shirt trying to walk off with the horse. And all along the poor horse is standing there, visibly breathing hard.

                      No true horse person would have put a horse in such a position. Every lame step was an insult. I hope the horse heals.
                      Sheilah
                      I didn't watch the full thing, I couldn't. I did look at some other articles, which said he rode seven miles on the highway and the state police report that the horse had hoof injuries and saddle sores when it was taken in. It looked terribly lame behind in the minutes I did watch, perhaps that was the hoof injury. It's a shame, because he has a good cause. This is going to draw the wrong kind of attention and was a very bad decision as a horseman.

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                        #12
                        He has three horses at his uncle's ranch. Good looking horses and the man can ride. It's a shame that he lamed the black and white one. Hope the horse heals up. Riding a horse around Chicago is apparently what he does often. I'll be the horses are fit. He does have a good cause, and he's inspired a lot of people, but this was reckless.

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                          Possible a gaited horse, thus the “lameness” when hesitating between gaiting or trotting. His canter and walk seemed fine to me.

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                            Originally posted by MLOaks View Post
                            He has three horses at his uncle's ranch. Good looking horses and the man can ride. It's a shame that he lamed the black and white one. Hope the horse heals up. Riding a horse around Chicago is apparently what he does often. I'll be the horses are fit. He does have a good cause, and he's inspired a lot of people, but this was reckless.
                            I'm sorry, but if that's good riding I'll eat my damned hat.

                            That horse looked like he was tying up at the end, shifting weight behind, very obviously uncomfortable. Looks like dropped pasterns, too.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Chall View Post
                              Possible a gaited horse, thus the “lameness” when hesitating between gaiting or trotting. His canter and walk seemed fine to me.
                              The article linked above says the horse was bleeding and had injuries when taken in.

                              (I am willing to admit that without good photos I take what is written with a grain of salt, but figured it was worth mentioning.)

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                                #16
                                Horrific.

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                                  #17
                                  Absolutely horrific. I had a hard time watching .

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by downen View Post

                                    He also looks sore or lame or both
                                    I was thinking he could alternatively be gaited.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by xQHDQ View Post

                                      I was thinking he could alternatively be gaited.
                                      It is confirmed that not only was the horse injured during the stunt, but he also had saddle sores. The police took the horse into custody after the rider was apprehended.
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                                        #20
                                        Apparently Mayor Lightfoot sanctioned this guy to appear at another event to protest gun violence in Chgo.
                                        This latest stunt was his idea, definitely not endorsed by the Mayor.

                                        https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-ha...outh-west-side

                                        https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/21/chi...eadhead-cowboy

                                        NOT defending him as the paint horse definitely suffered from this Ego Trip ride on the Ryan
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