The Force of the Horse

Feel Good Sunday: Man Hears Leashed Pets Are Allowed In Store — So He Brings His Horse

Source: The Dodo

“Time to take a break from the storms, legal battles and selfless energies that so many of you give to this effort and to the betterment of the world we live in.  Please take a moment to rest and wash out your mind and souls.

We try not to plug stores and/or companies, here at SFTHH, but in our part of the country we probably spend more time in Tractor Supply than anywhere else, go figure.  And at our farm, when I fire up the big red, diesel one ton there is a little Border Collie right at my side, nudging me and saying, “I gotta go too, I just gotta go”.  So bringing a four legged companion to Tractor Supply is not foreign to us, in fact, it is simply standard operating procedure.  But a horse?  That is stretching it a bit, not that we don’t have a few that would like to give it a shot.  (Heck, when we let the boys graze in the yard and forget to close the garage overhead doors we often have find Apache trying to open up the interior door to the house…one time, when unsuccessful I exited the house only to step into a pile of ‘used hay’ that he had deposited while trying to wait us out.)

So please feel free to read, relax and enjoy as our trials and tribulations will be right where we left them when we reengage, tomorrow.  Love ya’all.” ~ R.T.

There’s something special about a business that allows pets inside — but one Tractor Supply store in Oklahoma has gone above and beyond.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Robin Morris

Earlier this month, Robin Morris was shopping at the chain’s location in Elk City when a man walked into the shop wearing a cowboy hat, chaps and boots. His attire wasn’t what struck Morris as unusual, though; it was the man’s request.

“[The] gentleman walks into Tractor Supply and says, ‘I’m a senior, here to buy feed for my senior horse. Can he come in?’” Morris said later on Facebook.

Sure enough, the man’s horse was outside the store patiently waiting. Tractor Supply allows any pet into the store as long as they’re on a leash — so a horse wearing a bridle surely fits the bill.

The manager welcomed the pair inside, and the man was clearly glad to get his gentle friend into the cool air-conditioned store.

Morris snapped a few photos of the sweet pair as they browsed the aisles. The horse simply seemed comfortable, as if he’d gone shopping dozens of times.

The sight was both funny and touching for Morris, who later posted the photos on Facebook. The man and his horse clearly have a sweet friendship, so it didn’t take long for them to go viral online.

While paying at the counter, the friendly man allowed some kids to come over to pet the horse. Then, food in tow, the two friends were on the road again.

After such an eventful trip, they’ll likely return to the store very soon.

3 replies »

  1. Horray for the horse couple! RT great article. It comes at a time when we all need something to smile about. Hey they’re the consumers! Next time they have samples all should be invited!!! Love it!!!

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