Rather than take a bureaucratic nightmare sitting down, she saddled up
“It’s feel good Sunday and it is our most sincere pleasure to take the day off from the war of words, politics and the law over the safety and future well being of our Equine companions. Today we share with you a story of a woman who has had, just like us, enough of the stupidity that is generated by our government at all levels and she took bold steps to set it all right while on the back of her horse. May God bless her for a job well done and she is surely a heroin in my eyes as I tip my hat to the brass that she has shown. Keep the faith as we are all bonded as one through our love for the horses.” ~ R.T.
A Virginia woman has become an inspiration to fed-up citizens everywhere after she rode her horse to the local DMV in protest of poor service.
NBC 12 reports that, after getting the run around from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, Amelia resident Ashlee Owens decided it was time to take matters into her own hands. Despite sending in her insurance information — both via email and through the postal service — DMV officials claimed they never received proof that Owens was insured. As a result, her license was suspended, and a new one would end up costing the 26-year-old $645 in fees.
“I’ve been trying for the past three days to get through to the DMV,” Owen’s told NBC12. “And between the answering service telling me it’s too long of a wait and hanging up on me… and trying to talk to someone to get this straight, I don’t feel like I should be in this predicament at all.”
Rather than take this bureaucratic nightmare sitting down, Owens saddled up.
Due to her suspended license, Owens was legally unable to drive herself to the Richmond DMV. Instead, she enlisted the help of a friend, who ferried both Owens and her appropriately named pets — a dog named Tuff and a horse named Sassy — into town. From there, the Owens rode Sassy to the DMV, where she hand-delivered her paperwork, drawing a crowd of onlookers in the process as well.
To Owens’ surprise, her stunt did the trick.
“I went in. The lady that’s the head of the DMV came and found me, and she asked me if I was the lady with the horse outside and said ‘well come over here,’” said Owens. “[She] took me to the side, and she took all my paperwork upstairs and handled it immediately and sent me on my way”.
With her problems solved, Owen has everything she wanted, plus a good story to tell.
- Woman Rides Horse to DMV in Protest of Poor Service (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- Woman Rides Horse to DMV in Protest of Poor Service (centralctpost.com)
- Woman’s license gets suspended, rides her horse to DMV (newsfixnow.com)
- Virginia Woman Rides Horse to DMV to Get License Back (washington.cbslocal.com)
- Woman Rides Horse to DMV in Protest of Poor Service (crowarrowinc.wordpress.com)
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