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To think ponies don't belong in upstairs flats?

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CatthiefKeith Mon 08-Jun-15 18:24:22

I have just read a post on my local FB page a post about a horse being ridden bare back through the local town.

The thread then details with people asking if that's the horse that lives in an upstairs flat in xxxxx town. Apparently it is derelict and someone keeps their pony there.

Then the owner rocked up and said yes, it was fine, she'd phoned the RSPCA and there was no problem.

Really? Surely horses need to graze?

elbowsdontsing2 Mon 08-Jun-15 18:27:19

maybe its a rocking horse

LaurieFairyCake Mon 08-Jun-15 18:28:56


Horses go down stairs? No, they don't really manage them well.

They can go up ok.

LaurieFairyCake Mon 08-Jun-15 18:29:08

A bit like Daleks

Pooseyfrumpture Mon 08-Jun-15 18:29:10

Maybe it likes the view?

The5DayChicken Mon 08-Jun-15 18:29:49

She's probably lying about having called the RSPCA in order to stop others doing so. I very much doubt they'd be happy with a horse living inside.

CatthiefKeith Mon 08-Jun-15 18:30:27

I can't link, it's a private group, but I have helpfully taken screen shots. grin

Andrewofgg Mon 08-Jun-15 18:30:56

Indeed Laurie:


SurlyCue Mon 08-Jun-15 18:31:39

Yeah i doubt she's cleared it with anyone. Who owns the building? Probably not her! And i doubt the owner knows. Is she a traveller?

ThursdayLast Mon 08-Jun-15 18:32:15

I immediately thought of The Commitments.

Doesn't a horse get led out of the lift?

usualsuspect333 Mon 08-Jun-15 18:32:34

I bet the neigh-bours are not happy.

Andrewofgg Mon 08-Jun-15 18:33:49

The situation is not stable.

usualsuspect333 Mon 08-Jun-15 18:33:53

I don't think you should link real names on MN

SurlyCue Mon 08-Jun-15 18:34:06

I thought of into the west! grin

CatthiefKeith Mon 08-Jun-15 18:34:38

It appears nobody knows who owns the flat.

PenguinBollards Mon 08-Jun-15 18:35:04

I 100% do not believe that the RSPCA said, 'yeah, great, keep a pony in an upstairs flat why don't you.' hmm

CatthiefKeith Mon 08-Jun-15 18:36:11

Shit. You are right usual, I will ask for the pics to be deleted.

I just didn't think anyone would believe me without them grin

SurlyCue Mon 08-Jun-15 18:36:12

Unless the page is a private group then thy have posted on a publicly available internet site. They cant really complain if it is shared elsewhere on the internet. Obviously if its a private group then different story.

vindscreenviper Mon 08-Jun-15 18:37:12

I 100% believe that what happens on Facebook should stay on Facebook.

The rest is horses for courses.

usualsuspect333 Mon 08-Jun-15 18:38:24

It's a private group.

mileend2bermondsey Mon 08-Jun-15 18:38:30

Ok, am I the only one who's first thought was Karl Pilkington Horse-in-the-house story?grin

And yes OP it is insane to keep a pony in an upstairs flat. Everyone knows they should only be kept in downstairs flats.

SurlyCue Mon 08-Jun-15 18:41:07

Ahh then fair enough, OP get those photos gone! grin

PattiODoors Mon 08-Jun-15 18:43:12

Someone's gonna be for the puissance.

Nay, Keith, you've really got the bit between your teeth.

etc etc.

DoJo Mon 08-Jun-15 18:46:53

If the flats are derelict and abandoned, then why keep the horse upstairs? confused

SurlyCue Mon 08-Jun-15 18:49:47

If the flats are derelict and abandoned, then why keep the horse upstairs?

Maybe there are no doors and the horse would run out but cant use the lift on his own grin

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