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Southern Alberta woman who went through drive-through on horseback says she was told she can't ride horse in town

In a social media post, a woman said she has been told she can no longer ride a horse in High River due to complaints from residents.
A photo posted to Facebook of a woman with two horses on Centre Street in High River.

A woman is no longer allowed to ride horses in High River, according to social media posts. 

In a Facebook post on Jan. 30, the woman said that, due to too many High River residents complaining, peace officers told her she is no longer allowed to ride a horse in town. 

Videos in the post show a horse being ridden through a Tim Hortons drive-thru and across the Centre Street Bridge in High River. 

The woman said not being able to ride a horse in town puts a damper on training rescue horses. 

It was not said why the woman rides horses in High River.

The post kicked up dust online, with many people jumping to the woman’s defence in the comments section. One person said there is no difference between a horse, pedal bike or pedestrian. 

Another wrote that horses are a legal mode of transportation on public property in Alberta. 

The original post has been widely shared on Facebook, and video of the woman riding a horse was posted to the Instagram page of Calgary entertainment blog Urba Calgary. 

Robert Korotyszyn

About the Author: Robert Korotyszyn

Robert Korotyszyn covers Okotoks and Foothills County news for and the Western Wheel newspaper. For story tips contact [email protected]
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