Horse riding through city video goes viral
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Horse riding through city video goes viral

October 21, 2019


CLIPS SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE GETTING THE ATTENTION OF CITY LEADERS. 11 NEWS REPORTER VANESSA HERRING JOINS US LIVE WITH REACTION FROM THE MAYOR AND POLICE COMMISSIONER. VANESSA. THE PERSON THAT SHOT THE VIDEO SAYS THEY THOUGHT IT WAS JUST LIGHT HEARTED FUN AND THEY GOT A KICK OUT OF WATCHING THE GUYS RIDE THROUGH THE CITY. BUT CITY LEADERS SAY THEY’RE TAKING THIS JOYRIDE VERY SERIOUSLY. IT LOOKS MORE LIKE THE WILD WEST THAN THE CORNER OF PENN AND NORTH. THE VIDEOS, SHOT SUNDAY EVENING, DIDN’T TAKE LONG TO GO VIRAL ESPECIALLY AFTER FORMER NFL STAR CHAD OCHOA’NO RETWEETED ONE OF THEM. AND THE JOKES STARTED, WITH REFERENCES TO THE BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE DJANGO AND, SOME ON SOCIAL MEDIA ASKING IF THE URBAN COWBOYS TRADED IN THEIR DIRT BIKES FOR HORSES. THERE’S AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE THAT DIDN’T FIND THE STUNT FUNNY. IT’S CERTAINLY NOT SOMETHING THAT CONTRIBUTES IN A POSITIVE WAY TO PUBLIC SAFETY. STEPHANIE RAWLINGS-BLAKE: IT’S AN EXCUSE THAT IT WAS A PROTEST THESE ANIMALS, THEY DON’T DESERVE TO BE USED IN THAT WAY. THE HORSES WERE SPOTTED AT THE SAME TIME POLICE WERE ON REISTERSTOWN ROAD, TO STOP A WEEKLY GATHERING OF DIRT BIKE RIDERS. THE HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE ALONG THAT STRETCH OF ROAD, FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS, HAS DRAWN SOME CRITICISM, BECAUSE OF THE CITY’S HIGH HOMICIDE RATE. PUBLIC SAFETY CAN’T PICK AND CHOOSE WHAT WE NEED TO FOCUS ON, WE NEED TO FOCUS ON EVERYTHING THAT IMPACTS QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE DIRT BIKES DO IMPACT FOLKS AND THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE, SO IT DOESN’T NEED TO BE A CRIME INVESTIGATION FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO GET INVOLVED. AS FOR THE HORSES — HORSEBACK RIDING ISN’T ALWAYS ILLEGAL IN THE CITY STEPHANIE RAWLINGS-BLAKE — WE’VE WORKED VERY HARD WITHE THE ARABERS TO TRY TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THE ANIMALS THAT ARE ENGAGED IN THAT WORK, WE DIDN’T DO THAT FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO GO TAKE THEM OUT OF THE STALLS AND RIDE THEM THROUGH THE STREETS, THAT’S NOT WHAT THESE ANIMALS EXPECT, OR WANT. MAYOR STEPHANIE RAWLINGS BLAKE SAYS AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE ANIMALS WERE STOLEN. YOU CAN RIDE A HORSE IN THE CITY IF YOU’RE OVER 18 AND HAVE A LICENSE TO RIDE FROM THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH. THE FEE IS 10 DOLLARS PER YEAR. ONCE YOU GET THE LICENSE, YOU ALSO NEED PERMISSION FROM THE CITY.

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  1. If the police stopped the horses they would be jailed for Equestrian Profiling!!!  That horse gave that guy a rough ride it should get manslaughter!!!

    Glad I don't live there anymore!

  2. If it was white people on the horse they wouldn't even have batted an eye, they woulda thought it was quirky and made the city look unique. Smh

  3. I mean I ride horses I own 1 for myself but riding them on a pavement like that hurts their feet horseback riding is fun but u feel bad for those horses pavement must really hurt

  4. You can't drive a dirt bike and you can't ride a horse. Horses have been used for riding since the 1800's and now Baltimore charges you and wants to make money from it.

  5. How does she know what a horse wants. I bet she hasn't even been close to a horse and she now knows what the horse wants. What if the horses enjoy a change in scenery instead of people locked up in their stalls?

  6. They tried to make it sound bad ! The reporter said : the animals wouldn't want that aThose "horses" WAS HAVING A GOOD OLE TIME đŸ˜‚

  7. If more people would ride / care / support horses and riders …. you'd find your society gets better every day …. assuming because they are Black Kids/Young Adults… that the horses "were possibly stolen" is about as racist as it gets! I don't care who is making the statement. You don't ride that well if you stole a horse regardless of your color man.

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