Edgewood family back in the saddle

Edgewood family back in the saddle

There are 39 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Sep 13, 2008, titled Edgewood family back in the saddle. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

An Edgewood family will be allowed once again to pick up their kids from school on their horses after an agreement this week.

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US NAVY Retired

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Sep 13, 2008
As a parent of a child at Edgewood Elementary it is hard enough to navigate the parking lot as it is. After school there are kids running around and parents driving their cars the wrong way. To add horses to the mix is dangerous. I would hate to see a child get hurt or one of the horses get hurt. I am glad they want to ride horses. By the way...there is no hitching post in the parking lot either.......

“The Travelling Grandpa!”

Since: Aug 08

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#2 Sep 13, 2008
Seems they said a compromise had been reached that allowed the kids to ride and addressed safety issues for the other students.

I think its great that they have found another means to get to school.
Whitney

Mansfield, OH

#3 Sep 13, 2008
This is funny
Edgewood Parent

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Sep 13, 2008
I agree with retired navy, it is a dangerous parking lot, adding horses to the mix is asking for trouble. By the way skateboards are transportation too and are not allowed.

“JUST CALL ME QUIRKY..”

Since: May 08

Burque'

#5 Sep 13, 2008
Edgewood Parent wrote:
I agree with retired navy, it is a dangerous parking lot, adding horses to the mix is asking for trouble. By the way skateboards are transportation too and are not allowed.
I think it's a good idea! I think it would be fun to have someone pick me up on a horse. I understand there's a path where the horses walk. No traffic! Don't see no problem with saving a little gas and having a nice ride home. Beats Montgomery and San Mateo for sure! Maybe I'll pack up my trash and move over there, my kind of place..
Horses

Huntsville, AL

#6 Sep 13, 2008
Edgewood is still sort of in the country and to tell a person they can't ride a horse, in the country, is not right. I love horses and have had many and they don't create problems. Grownups that try to make them stop is the problem. So put a hitching post up in the parking lot or just west of the lot by the track and put "Horse Parking Only".
Just Curious

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Sep 13, 2008
Just wondering who will clean up after the horses?
Mr Mostly Right

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Sep 13, 2008
Molly 1 wrote:
<quoted text> I think it would be fun to have someone pick me up on a horse..
Holy straight line, Batman!

I think you can get picked up on a horse at some of our C&W bars.(that's country and western bars, sports fans.)

“JUST CALL ME QUIRKY..”

Since: May 08

Burque'

#9 Sep 14, 2008
Mr Mostly Right wrote:
<quoted text>
Holy straight line, Batman!
I think you can get picked up on a horse at some of our C&W bars.(that's country and western bars, sports fans.)
AHH! But I'm a headbanger dude!(smiling)
Willothewisp

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Sep 14, 2008
So, do the laws forbid or make illegal the riding of horses on the roads this family takes to school? And the school is Public, right?

And our education system is big on global warming, carbon footprint etc. Should be glad they ride horses with the accompanying methane and "horsedoevres", instead of the other parents environmentally degrading noxious gasoline or diesel fumes.

“JUST CALL ME QUIRKY..”

Since: May 08

Burque'

#11 Sep 14, 2008
Willothewisp wrote:
So, do the laws forbid or make illegal the riding of horses on the roads this family takes to school? And the school is Public, right?
And our education system is big on global warming, carbon footprint etc. Should be glad they ride horses with the accompanying methane and "horsedoevres", instead of the other parents environmentally degrading noxious gasoline or diesel fumes.
EXACTLY!
Horse Sense

Las Cruces, NM

#12 Sep 14, 2008
there's no hitching post out here," Melanie said.

Then get written permission from the school district and build one, after all it is only a few pieces of 2x4 or 4x4 sunk into the ground and nailed together.

To Old Navy and others who are concerned about the KIDS running all over parking lot, two things, one TEACH YOUR KIDS SAFETY, DO NOT RUN OUT IN FRONT OF CARS.

Second it sounds to me like the school teachers are not out there making sure those wild kids are not running all over the parking lot.

Put another way there is no system like most schools where the parents have a single line of cars and pick up their kids one by one so the cars are not all over the parking lot either.

The school district needs to urgently address and start a one line for parents in vehicles to pick up kids and NO KID is allowed OFF THE SIDEWALK into the parking lot.
Just Curious

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Sep 14, 2008
Willothewisp wrote:
So, do the laws forbid or make illegal the riding of horses on the roads this family takes to school? And the school is Public, right?
And our education system is big on global warming, carbon footprint etc. Should be glad they ride horses with the accompanying methane and "horsedoevres", instead of the other parents environmentally degrading noxious gasoline or diesel fumes.
Did you know that this family uses horses in the afternoon but drops off the kids in the morning in a Semi? Just trying to offset the diesel fumes I guess!

“Molly 1 is my sista, sorry”

Since: Jul 08

United States

#14 Sep 14, 2008
Molly 1 wrote:
<quoted text> AHH! But I'm a headbanger dude!(smiling)
dont forgit your little helmet sister.
Horse Gal

Sheffield, AL

#15 Sep 14, 2008
This story is about civil rights and the traditions in New Mexico and the Old West. Edgewood recently had it's first parade where the Old West was celebrated with great joy among many other participants. Horses are a way of life out here. The city of Edgewood has Equestrian trails throughout the city for that reason. The simple fact is we do have the right to ride our horses to pick up our daughters. Safety is our number one priority and we do clean up after our animals.
Ol Cowboy

Sheffield, AL

#16 Sep 14, 2008
I'm up for fighting for the traditions of the old west and standing up for my civil rights. If and when I'm out riding my horse, I apoligize if I distract you while your driving your wal-minivan and cause you to spill your "latte" while your answering an incoming call. Last time I checked this was rural Edgewood.
Horses

Huntsville, AL

#17 Sep 14, 2008
Ol Cowboy wrote:
I'm up for fighting for the traditions of the old west and standing up for my civil rights. If and when I'm out riding my horse, I apologize if I distract you while your driving your wal-minivan and cause you to spill your "latte" while your answering an incoming call. Last time I checked this was rural Edgewood.
You've got my vote.:):) Good points. The city slickers move out here from the city to the country and just because they don't like the horse fragrance, they want to get rid of the horse. I was riding my horse a couple of years ago on the utility right-of-way next to the public road and this old guy came running out of his house and told me to get off "HIS" property. I found out later he had just moved from ABQ into this house. How stupid are these people. Go back to the city.
Horses

Huntsville, AL

#18 Sep 14, 2008
Horse Gal wrote:
This story is about civil rights and the traditions in New Mexico and the Old West. Edgewood recently had it's first parade where the Old West was celebrated with great joy among many other participants. Horses are a way of life out here. The city of Edgewood has Equestrian trails throughout the city for that reason. The simple fact is we do have the right to ride our horses to pick up our daughters. Safety is our number one priority and we do clean up after our animals.
:) You actually get off your horse and with a pooper scooper and clean up the road apples? The plants don't like that. They depend on the horse leavings.:):):)
Sunny Delight

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Sep 14, 2008
I like the idea of you riding your horses to pick up your kids from school. If everyone rode a horse, more people could get into the parking lot, as two horses would fit in the space of one car, I am thinking. Hope you get to keep on using the horses.
iceman

Toledo, OH

#20 Sep 14, 2008
well i see nothing changes in the school system in Edgewood NM. Kids can run around pulling pranks and vandelism and the cops do nuttin.. but the school director can tell a parent how and what transportation is right for them.. does the principal not know that the country is in a recession. Perhaps they have no other transportation, better yet why not ask the BORED COPS in Edgewood to transport these kids to and from school instead of sitting at Rips Truck Stop harassing the wait staff.

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