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Fed up with gas prices ~ teens ride horses to school

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by Casshew, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    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


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  2. Shananighan

    Shananighan Avon Lady Shan

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    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.
     
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    <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZNfox000' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_55.gif' alt='Clapping Hands' border=0></a> Good for them! Nice to see kids taking a stand.
     

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