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Saturday 23 September 2017

Horse was in Cabra pub 'to celebrate winning a race earlier in the day'

Rider’s pub antics were no more than horseplay, one listener told Adrian Kennedy on Dublin Talks
Rider’s pub antics were no more than horseplay, one listener told Adrian Kennedy on Dublin Talks

This is the moment a horse walks into a Dublin bar - and doesn't order a drink.

These unbelievable images show a man riding the horse through a north Dublin bar, much to the delight of the punters.

The video - which has gone viral since appearing online yesterday - shows the horse being ridden through the Cabra House Pub in Dublin.

Cheering

Filmed on Saturday night, it shows locals cheering as the man and his mount make their way through the bar.

On yesterday morning's Dublin Talks on 98FM, John Carmody, of the Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), voiced his anger.

The man on the horse in a city pub
The man on the horse in a city pub

He told host Adrian Kennedy: "This is no laughing matter. It was mortifying, embarrassing and downright disrespectful to that poor creature.

"For the most part, anyone that has a horse in those communities says they love their horse. This has gone beyond a joke."

However, many callers were quick to say they had no issue with the video.

One man said he knew the owner and claimed the horse had won a race earlier that day in Co Meath.

"He is always looking after that horse. There is no cruelty there," he said.

If you are the jockey riding the horse in the Cabra House Pub, please contact the Herald news desk on (01)755720.

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