768 users online (88 members and 680 guests)  



Websleuths News


Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    In heels
    Posts
    27,888

    Fed up with gas prices ~ teens ride horses to school

    SALT LAKE CITY - Frustrated by rising gas prices, two high school teens got fed up and decided to saddle up.

    Mellissa Evans and Chapa Stevenson made their 30-mile roundtrip trek to school last week on their horses, Nighthawk and Wink.

    The seniors live in Rush Valley, a town of about 500 people 45 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

    "When you have a car that gets 10 miles per gallon, you have to do something," Evans said.

    The trusty steeds spent their days in a stall inside the high school's animal laboratory.

    On Thursday school officials stepped in, telling the girls that horses on school grounds were against the rules.

    "I guess we'll have to go back to carpooling," Evans said.

    Evans' mother, Karren, is disappointed her daughter can't ride her horse to school anymore.

    "It took hours for her to get to school," she said. "But hay is much cheaper


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/horse

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Woodland, CA
    Posts
    89
    If it was me, I would appeal the decision. I think it's a great alternative to having to spend a bunch of money on gas for that commute. Not to mention that the horses are getting daily exercise, and they have a nice place to spend their day.

    I think it's a win-win for everyone involved.
    Shannon

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    7,398
    Clapping Hands Good for them! Nice to see kids taking a stand.



Similar Threads

  1. MI - Two Detroit Teens Shot First Day Of School
    By Filly in forum Crimes-Spotlight on Children
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-17-2015, 07:15 AM
  2. VA - 2 teens arrested over school shooting plot at Riverbend High School
    By KayElJay in forum Crimes-Spotlight on Children
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-24-2015, 07:23 PM
  3. PA - Five Teens Wounded End Of School Year Party
    By Filly in forum Crimes in the News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-23-2010, 11:11 PM
  4. Real Horse Power: Gas Prices Lead Auto Mechanic To Ride Horse
    By LinasK in forum Bizarre and Off-Beat News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-11-2005, 05:30 PM