Horse rides in bed of pickup truck

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You’re used to seeing horses at the rodeo, but not on the road.

A Texas woman caught an unbelievable shot on camera, a horse riding in a truck bed, apparently at a high speed. 

One witness claimed the driver was going 70 miles per hour on highway 59. 

Video captured from a mother and daughter traveling from Lufkin to Houston for a gymnastics meet on highway 59.

“Not the best scenario but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.”

Ami Parbs and her family own about 80 acres near Lufkin and have mini horses of their own. 

“The horse did not look spooked, he looked healthy, actually he looked like he was enjoying the wind blowing in his mane. The only thing I wish he’d done differently is put the eye covers on.”

Another driver captured a still picture near Corrigan and claims the truck was going about 70 miles per hour. 

Corrigan police say the man wasn’t doing anything illegal in the transportation of the horse, and that surprises many. 

About sixty miles away at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, some exhibitors and their families have an issue with that. 

“I wouldn’t do that with a dog. Put it in the back of a truck on a highway with a bed down like that. Not a horse,” said one horse owner. 

A rodeo competitor said, “It’s unsafe. It’s unsafe because you don’t know what the horse is going to do. That’s the thing. He’s so big over the sides.”

Police say the driver was on his way to work at the stockyards. He claimed his truck that can pull the trailer wouldn’t start, so he did this as an alternative.

A move that makes some angry, while some others are understanding. 

“I don’t know the gentleman that was driving the truck but that may have been his only way to transport a horse that he just picked up.”

“I don’t know the gentleman that was driving the truck but that may have been his only way to transport a horse that he just picked up.”

Police say the horse is now safe at the stockyards.

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