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post #1 of 20 Old 05-26-2011, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Only in England- Horse turned away at MC DONALDS DRIVE THRU

This is so funny i love the fact the they just rock up in a carriage and go well it's a drive through and I am driving - why not ?

brilliant

http://www.horseandcountry.tv/news/2011/05/26/why-did-macdonalds-refuse-serve-carriage-driver
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post #2 of 20 Old 05-26-2011, 07:59 AM
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I love this country.
Haha, they also refused a guy who rode through one, only i think he was drunk so that might have been a good call.

I know people who have ridden through a drive-through and been served. If I ever try it i'll stick to KFC!!!

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post #3 of 20 Old 05-26-2011, 08:29 AM
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Lol! That was a funny one. I know people around here ride horses to couple pubs. Those pubs built special "horse spot" to "park" the horse.




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post #4 of 20 Old 05-26-2011, 08:50 AM
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A pub near my house has a hitching post. It's a nice ride there too. I like going for drinks! :)

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I used to ride through the drive through of McDonalds regularly.

My local pub also has tie rings and a water trough for horses.

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post #6 of 20 Old 05-26-2011, 09:20 AM
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Actually, I can see the problem. The problem is a load of manure by the window where you are paying or picking up your order - and consequently the flies that can make it into the restaurant. I would also think that with the children that are always present at a McDonalds, there is a safety concern there as well. Your horse may be well mannered but who knows about the next one?

Having a hitching post outside a pub is different in that it can be placed far enough away.

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My wife saw a guy ride his horse up to an offsale (liquor store) drive-thru. She sure got a laugh out of it.

I can see where McD's has a problem as far as health reasons like iridehorses said. Also, what if there are kids there that get excited to see the horse and run up to the horse. Suppose the horse spooks, kicks a kid or causes an accident with a vehicle.

We occasionally ride over to a small town bar from our stable to have a burger and/or drink. We tie them up out back without any problem except people not liking the manure that is dropped.

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I love the fact she wanted to buy the horse carrots
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post #9 of 20 Old 05-26-2011, 01:24 PM
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The problem is a load of manure by the window where you are paying or picking up your order - and consequently the flies that can make it into the restaurant.
Bahahahahahaha.... Iride, you are NOT romantic!

Speaking of manure piles... I've seen those in NYC have big bag under the tail for that purpose...




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I tried to take my horse through the drive through on base and they refused me. Said it was an OSHA thing...

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