Madison Mounted, a nonprofit organization that supports the Madison Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit, proposes a new event that would take a group of 100 to 200 horseback riders and let them have free rein of a closed-off section of outbound John Nolen Drive for about 90 minutes.
Ride the Drive is about bicycles! Its purpose is to promote locals to ride their bikes to work rather than getting in the car.
Let’s not force horses to walk down John Nolen Drive. It not only puts a lot of stress on the horses, but bringing together horses and traffic is asking for trouble.
Kathy McGee, president of Madison’s Mounted board said, “I’m not aware of any other cities that are doing urban rides like this.”
That’s because it is stupid.
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