No more horsing around for teen who rode to school
HAVERFORD, Pa. (AP) - November 12, 2010 -- Whoa! There will be no more horsing around for a suburban Philadelphia teen who's been commuting to school on his trusty steed.
Roby Burch had been riding his horse Jet about four miles each way to the private Haverford School. He kept the horse in a corral on school grounds.
Burch tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that school trustees decided in October that the horse was a liability issue. The teen then began keeping Jet at his uncle's house nearby.
However, Burch says Jet hurt his hoof from the repeated trips over pavement. Another family horse twice escaped while Burch was in class.
Now he's getting a ride from his parents. The 16-year-old hopes to get his driver's license in February.
haverford township, pennsylvania, wildlife preservation, school, animals
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