Only in the Black Country! Horse and trap visit the cashpoint

Hold your horses – that’s not something you see every day. Grandfather-of-two Ken Higginson was left feeling a little unstable after finding himself queuing behind this fine four-legged animal at a cashpoint.

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Hold your horses – that’s not something you see every day. Grandfather-of-two Ken Higginson was left feeling a little unstable after finding himself queuing behind this fine four-legged animal at a cashpoint.

He had gone to the Murco Petrol Station, in Gospel Oak Road, Tipton, to withdraw money ahead of a trip to Blackpool when he saw the horse with two men. And the 79-year-old couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a picture.

“I looked up and I was amazed,” said Mr Higginson, from Oval Road in Tipton.

“I’ve never been behind a horse in a queue for a cash machine that’s for sure.

“I asked the men for permission to take a picture and they didn’t mind.”

Sandwell Council launched a campaign to clamp down on roaming and tethered horses in Tipton last year – amid complaints they were causing traffic problems and injury to pedestrians.

Comments for: "Only in the Black Country! Horse and trap visit the cashpoint"

BSD

BSD - I have seen this on a daily basis people using horses to travel on public roads - is this safe. Also, if they cause a traffic accident do they have insurance cover? Or they do not need it? Do they pick up their horse poo when it does it business on the road - Never see them clean up.

My point of view is that it might be their way of life but they still need to follow rules as well in society. As I have said before we live in a very unfair society.

happymom

They should have insurance, just like anybody using the roads but alas I think they manage to escape that. Kinda like that tax and national insurance thing. Im sure you know the one I mean that most of us HAVE to pay.

BSD

BSD.

If I take me dog for a walk - he make a mess the I pick up waste and throw away as required.

A man take his horse for a run and it make a mess he keeps on running away!

Justice does not exist - we are salve to society - wake uo every one the truth will set you free.

jp

Obviously a wolves fan

London Bloke

I thought this was the 21st century? Is there anything else people can come up with to show how backward the Black Country is?

No doubt the horse will end up on public land and cause a nuisance like the rest of them. Where's the glue factory when you need it?

who

I thought you needed a permanent address to be able to apply for a bank account?

Max

I saw one in Mc Donald's drive thru the

other day ha!!

tiptintim

Horses was on the roads before cars so why you all moanin

also u who are on about its mess what about the pollution your car

gives out and you cant pik that up lol does that mean you am not going to drive anymore there is more shi* cumming out your mouth than the horse

Mark

Always someone who has to try and bash the Black Country and our traditions isn't there London Bloke?

Nothing wrong with any of it, you drive through countryside and see horses and are expected to drive slowly and cautiously, yet when you see these type of pictures you start chatting all types of nonsense?

And 'Who' these people have houses you foolish person, they are not usually travellers, The Black Country was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, horses were used for multiple jobs within the mining and steel industries along with other roles/uses, these people keep that tradition alive.