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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Horse Gal

Sheffield, AL

#21 Sep 14, 2008
I do clean up after my horses when it's needed...on sidewalks, parking lots and driveways...I try to be a good neighbor:o)

“The Travelling Grandpa!”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#22 Sep 14, 2008
If horsey dervies are all anyone has to complain about then there is no problem.

Don't like em? Don't step in em!

Ride them Caballo's!!!
mnm

Fresno, CA

#23 Sep 14, 2008
why do people have to be that way?leave them alone they are not doing anything wrong.
Willothewisp

Albuquerque, NM

#24 Sep 15, 2008
Just Curious wrote:
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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!
No it was not info I was privy to. Wanted to avoid rush hour.
Maybe they are just using the carbon credits they had accrued riding the horses in the afternoon.
Horse Helper

AOL

#25 Sep 15, 2008
I live a few houses from Melanie and her family. The family rides almost everyday and now a days with so many families not doin anything together I think it great. They only have the three horses so one or two have to walk but nobody complains. Everybody goes together. It's a family thing! With so many people stuck on the "going green" subject, you would think that the school and other parents would be happy about somebody taking another form of transportation. And yes they do have a semi but what they use it for is their own needs. Not for us to judge. Edgewood is a town of country people the kind that still open doors and say "yes sir." It's a town that a lot of people could learn a lot from. There are no signs that say "no horses" Build a hitchin post. They should be able to wait in line with the cars to pick up their children just the same as anybody! Bring on the horses!
horse lover

Albuquerque, NM

#26 Sep 15, 2008
I wish everyone would get their facts straight about this issue. First of all, the horses were not forbidden, the parents were just asked not to ride through the traffic in the parking lot to pick up their children. I wish the Channel 4 camera crew had been at our school to show how this family rode their horses through the parking lot and had their child get up on the horse IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PARKING LOT. With cars backing out, pulling in and trying to pull out. They put the safety of their horses and their daughters at risk while trying to make a point about "transportation." As someone who grew up with horses, I know how unpredictable these animals can be, especially in a chaotic environment like a school parking lot. It is very reasonable to ask this family to keep their horses by the gate for everyone's safety. It is such a non-issue, I can't believe Channel 4 went to all the trouble to put this on the air.
Horse Gal

Sheffield, AL

#27 Sep 15, 2008
That is not true, we were TOLD not to bring the horses to school AT ALL. We have been riding the horses to school for years and we always keep them away from the other students and traffic, as stated earlier Safety is our Priority. Having Civil Rights is very much an issue and we need to fight for our rights.
Horse Gal

Sheffield, AL

#28 Sep 15, 2008
BTW: an unpredictable horse is an untrained horse!
East Mountain Resident

Madison, WI

#29 Sep 16, 2008
Dear Ballard Family
There are many people in the east mountains that would allow you to ride your horses in safe areas on their land. Please don't continue to put your horses, your family and students, staff and community members at risk. Joining an equestrian club and participating in their activities would be more appropriate.
East Mountain Resident

Madison, WI

#30 Sep 16, 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.
I understand that you have the right to ride but we as parents also have the right to pick up our children without having to be concerned that they might get kick by your horse or stepped on. You also do not always pick up after your horse and I have witnessed this for myself
East Mountain Resident

Madison, WI

#31 Sep 16, 2008
Horse Gal wrote:
BTW: an unpredictable horse is an untrained horse!
NOT TRUE if you know anything about horse you know that even a trained horse can get spooked and throw a rider or trample someone close by.
East Mountain Resident

Madison, WI

#32 Sep 16, 2008
Horse Gal wrote:
That is not true, we were TOLD not to bring the horses to school AT ALL. We have been riding the horses to school for years and we always keep them away from the other students and traffic, as stated earlier Safety is our Priority. Having Civil Rights is very much an issue and we need to fight for our rights.
NOT TRUE WENT RIGHT THROUGH TRAFFIC AND BETWEEN CHILDREN BEING LET OUT OF CLASS
Horse Gal

Sheffield, AL

#34 Sep 16, 2008
Whomever is PRETENDING to be me as Horse Gal, please notice You are in Albuquerque and I am in Santa Fe (case in point). The children were never near the horses or near any danger, ONE TIME we went through the line to pick them up but the other students were on the sidewalk away from the cars and us with teachers watching them. How many times have you seen us at school on the horses? Not many because one: we don't do it every day and two: we stay away from everyone when we do ride them. If you personally have a problem I'm at the school every day, why hide behind your computer to hash this out? As for the children, community and everyone else involved, Salazar should be addressing the drivers that fly through our parking lot DAY after DAY that put our children at MUCH more risk than anything else and ALL the cars that BLOCK the fire lane parking there to pick kids up, not worrying about us on our horses.
East Mountain Resident

Madison, WI

#35 Sep 16, 2008
Horse gal wrote:
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Liar!
BACK AT YOU THE WHOLE SCHOOL SAW
Horse Gal

Sheffield, AL

#36 Sep 16, 2008
Perhaps you missed my comment, I didn't call anyone a liar, check the location of that "Horse Gal". It's Albuquerque, I'm Santa Fe....
Ol Cowboy

Sheffield, AL

#37 Sep 16, 2008
I drove in from the ranch to the elementary school to see what the fuss was all about. There aint no horse facilities there and the parking lot's in choas, an Albuquerque cop nearly ran me off the road. Do they have Albuquerque cops patroling the school or was he wasting Albuquerque resources?

“The Travelling Grandpa!”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#38 Sep 16, 2008
Ol Cowboy wrote:
I drove in from the ranch to the elementary school to see what the fuss was all about. There aint no horse facilities there and the parking lot's in choas, an Albuquerque cop nearly ran me off the road. Do they have Albuquerque cops patroling the school or was he wasting Albuquerque resources?
Wasting CoA resources of course since the CoA allows them a take home vehicle. I suspect he lives there. Too bad one of the horses didn't take a giant dump on his hood.
Common Sense

Huntsville, AL

#39 Sep 17, 2008
horse lover wrote:
I wish everyone would get their facts straight about this issue. First of all, the horses were not forbidden, the parents were just asked not to ride through the traffic in the parking lot to pick up their children. I wish the Channel 4 camera crew had been at our school to show how this family rode their horses through the parking lot and had their child get up on the horse IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PARKING LOT. With cars backing out, pulling in and trying to pull out. They put the safety of their horses and their daughters at risk while trying to make a point about "transportation." As someone who grew up with horses, I know how unpredictable these animals can be, especially in a chaotic environment like a school parking lot. It is very reasonable to ask this family to keep their horses by the gate for everyone's safety. It is such a non-issue, I can't believe Channel 4 went to all the trouble to put this on the air.
THANK YOU!
I think the point has been totally missed throughout this entire story.
Q: How many times has this family picked up their kids on horse back?
A: Several
Q: How many times have they been told not to do this?
A: Only ONCE
Q: Why?
A: Because they chose to created a potentially dangerous situation for others and themselves while parading large animals near moving vehicles and small children. UH, HELLO... can you say "recipe for disaster"!
Thank you Mrs. Salazar for doing a great job protecting our children!
Oh and thank you Mr. Dyson and Channel 4 News for, once again, reporting the "full story". Please excuse the sarcasm. What a joke!
Where are the horses now?
Common Sense

Huntsville, AL

#40 Sep 17, 2008
Horse Gal wrote:
That is not true, we were TOLD not to bring the horses to school AT ALL. We have been riding the horses to school for years and we always keep them away from the other students and traffic, as stated earlier Safety is our Priority. Having Civil Rights is very much an issue and we need to fight for our rights.
A handful of times, not years!

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