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BANGKOK 21 July 2019 07:57
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Horse riding in back of pickup doing 70mph is perfectly legal, police say

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Texas is known for its outlandish cowboy charm and nothing embodies its country swagger better than this horse riding in the back of a pickup.

 

The clip shows a saddled brown animal standing in the back of a truck doing 70mph – and it’s perfectly legal, police say.

 

Kerry Costello filmed the horse, that she said was ‘secured only by a rope,’ as it rode down a highway near Corrigan, Texas on Saturday.

 

However dangerous it may seem, Corrigan police said nothing the driver did was illegal, Click2Houston reported.

 

According to Texas legislation, the driver would have been breaking the law if he ‘transported or confined the animal in a cruel manner,’ which authorities determined was not the case.

 

Police said the horse was riding in the truck bed because the driver’s other truck, one that is able to pull a horse trailer, would not start.

 

The horse is also ‘extremely well-trained,’ valued at over $15,000, and made it safely to its destination, according to KTRK.

 

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Horse riding in back of pickup doing 70mph is perfectly legal

 

Yeah, but is it practical?  The truck would have to be as big as a bridal path to go horseback riding in it.

 

 

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Cattle prefer cars.

 

 

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^ Something about the expression on that camel's face makes it seem the very picture of patience, lol.

 

Nothing dangerous about the horse situation?  Until they get in an accident and there's a horse flying down the freeway (imagine what happens in an accident to people who don't wear seatbelts, except this isn't a 200-pound person enclosed in a car, it's a half-ton animal in the open air); until they stop fast and there's a horse in the windshield of the person behind them; until the horse looses its footing (bump or swerve?) and topples out of the truck; until the horse spooks and possibly also topples out of the truck or distracts the driver into an accident, etc.  (Clearly not a state where it's illegal to not have a tailgate on your pickup?)

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Yeah and when he hits the brakes , newtons law says the horse will continue travelling at 70 mph..what could go wrong?

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