Yesterday around 7:00 p.m on my way back from church getting a ride with my buddy we saw three guys riding horses on the sidewalk on Detroit ave between Dorr and Bancroft. It was literally the strangest thing I've ever seen in toledo. They weren't even wearing riding gear... and then they crossed the street. Was this even legal? They were waving at passerbys... I'm not even sure that they owned the horses, they were just wearing street clothes! Did anyone else see this?
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It was legal to do before cars existed. I think it's great.
Those guys are awesome. They take part in the Old West End festival parade every year. They have such AMAZING control of their animals.
They weren't even wearing riding gear... and then they crossed the street. Was this even legal?
Not if they weren't wearing genuine Western Cowboy riding togs, it wasn't. Besides being a clear equestrian violation, the city of Toledo ordinance number 3 prohibits that kind of thing.
The date on the YouTube video is November of 2011, which would make for a right brisk ride. I think these men were trying to get their horses used to traffic and the city so that the horses didn't turn a parade into a rodeo due to some idiot testing his horn.
In the YouTube video one of the horses has been taught to rack, which is very unusual to see in this part of the country. I wonder if this is the same group that is in the YouTube video.
How are we supposed to look lol?? I've ridden horses most of my life. Unless I'm at a horse show all I wear are street clothes. We used to ride our horses through the drive-through of the Perrysburg Rt 25 McDonalds.
Heck a few times we took them home when we lived in Rossford to give them baths before a show. Now that's something funny to see 3 horses in a side yard in the city.