Man Rides Horse Thru Convenience Store in Montana; No One Cares

Owners of a convenience store in Montana didn't seem that worried about a man who rode a horse through the store. In fact, they invited him back.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

March 30, 20212 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily

A video of a man riding a horse through a convenience store in Montana didn’t seem to bother anyone. Especially the owners of the convenience store.

In fact, TownPump — a Butte, Montana, based company — found the video so engaging it posted the video on its social media pages.

No one seems to know who the man — or horse — is, but the security cameras caught the rider on horseback perusing through the new convenience store in Bozeman last week.

One might think the rider would be banned for such an offense. But in the Rocky Mountain West, horses are part of the culture. It’s not uncommon to see someone on a horse in the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant 

So instead, Town Pump has invited the mystery man back — on one condition.

“While we understand that you might have a codependent relationship with ol’ Paint, we do ask that you dismount, ask your bronco to wait outside, and enter our stores solo in the future,” a spokesman for Town Pump wrote.

“We will be glad to welcome YOU back, sir — but next time no horsin’ around please,” the spokesman said.

A story like this, of course, is made for television where on-air personalities salivate to throw out awful gut-wrenching puns.

“Looks like a healthy horse, he must be on a stable diet,” said KULR anchor Cory Howard.

No one asked the horse why he had such a long face, however.

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