Tarry for the Nonce

September 27, 2005

Saddle Up

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 12:09 am

Iowa is stifling innovation:

Mellissa Evans thought she had found a new way to rein in her expenses as gasoline prices escalated.

The Tooele High School senior began hoofing it to school this week on her 11-year-old gelding, Nighthawk. Joined by junior Chapa Stevenson and her horse, Wink, the pair made the 30-mile trek between their homes in Rush Valley and school twice a day on horseback.

But school officials told them Thursday that horses on school grounds are against the rules . . .

In Rush Valley, Mellissa Evans’ mother, Karren, is disappointed her daughter can’t ride her horse to school anymore to help offset the expected price increases.

“It took hours for her to get to school,” she said. “But hay is much cheaper than gas.”



  1. Hey is for horses and cows eat grass. If you’re not a hemorrhoid, get off my a$$!
    -Bumper Sticker(s)

    Comment by Andrew P. — September 27, 2005 @ 1:19 am

  2. On a more serious note…

    This is pathetic. What kind of freedom do we have if we don’t have freedom? None, what-so-ever.

    These girls should be commended for their ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking after being inspired by the President, but instead are told that they cannot ride their horses to school. What has this nation come to?

    Its only been about 85 years since the automobile began replacing the horse/mule as the primary mode of transportation, and only 61 years since the tractor became the standard over horses/mules on U.S. farms.

    How long have humans domesticated horses? Somewhere between 5000 and 6000 years. The horse helped build empires and civilizations; those without were at a major disadvantage. The school officials can go fook themselves.

    I say… give me liberty, or give me death!

    The worst part is that one of the girls …kept her horse in a stall inside the high school’s animal laboratory while she was in class. The fact that the high school has animal stalls makes this even more completely ridiculous, IMHO, especially if the animals can be used to help students learn a thing or two.

    We live in such a f..err..messed up age of nonsense.

    Next we’ll be hearing about schools that don’t allow guns. Are the school officials, who stopped you from bringing your horse to school, going to defend you from a bear attack while you are walking home? I think not. A person who lacks a spine and/or balls cannot defend someone from a bear*. That’s why guns were invented people.

    *No offense was meant towards those without literal spines &/or balls. My apologies for any hurt feelings. Here, have a cookie.

    Comment by Andrew P. — September 27, 2005 @ 2:31 am

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