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Here in Houston the Rodeo is in full swing.  For those who aren't aware of how big an event this is, they also have a annual Trail Ride where people ride from MILES on their horses and end up at Reliant Stadium.  They pull their covered wagons, bring their families and cook along the way like it used to be.  Living here pretty much all my life it's no big deal.  However, I had to say "WTF??" when I heard this on the news. ( Texas's no litter motto is "Don't Mess With Texas" and they mean business).  The news  reported that a police officer actually ticketed  a rider because "mother nature" called on his horse at a stop light.  Now I don't know about you, but it irks me to no end to see a smoker stop at a light and empty their butts in the street like it's nothing.  THAT deserves a ticket for littering.  But a horse?????? Seriously, I have respect for our men in blue but this was just totally unwarranted as this was not the first horse to leave "mother nature" on the road side nor will it be the last! The news station gave a big thumbs down for the officer writing the ticket in which I have to agree.  I never see them writing tickets for people dumping butts, throwing out dirty diapers, cans and empty bags of food.  Of course they usually aren't around to see that.  Am I the only one (other than Channel 2) who thinks this is absurd?  I'm just saying..........



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 6, 2009
    • When reading this post, Seinfeld came into my mind.  There was an episode that Kramer took a couple out for a horse ride in the city and Kramer fed the horse something and the horse just got gassy....  

      Anyway, back to the post, horse shit actually is very easy to clean once it’s dry out.  It is hugh for sure.  But that’s what I was told.

      Can’t they put a big granny panty on the horses????



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      Angelcart wrote Mar 6, 2009
    • CD - to reply do I have to click on your photo or just add my reply here????  Still learning.



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Mar 6, 2009
    • Well, you do have to clean up after your dog, so it should be the same with any animal. A ticket is extreme, but the guy did need to clean it up-unless the organizers have people to handle that during the event.

      The only reason I know that rodeo is huge in Houston is because I am a major George Strait fan. estatic



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      Angelcart wrote Mar 6, 2009
    • Cindy - yes you are correct about dogs.  Everyone in my neighborhood picks up after their dogs.  I do have a problem with cats though.....I just re-landscaped my front flower bed and was almost knocked over due to the cats.....I’m sure you get my message!  I don’t know if they have organizers pick up or not.  As far as George, he’s the best!  I used to see him in San Marcos at a small bar in the 70’s when he was just “Ace in the Hole Band“......oh what great memoriesestatic



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      Hbrose wrote Mar 5, 2010
    • I have to agree it is absurd for that officer to issue a ticket over that! All he should have done was ask the “rodeo driver” (..excuse my ignorance) to make sure to pick up after the horse. That would seem reasonable enough.



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