Maybe he was just trying to get some cash for board, jeez.
[top photo: Spotted Cardiff Facebook]
At 5 a.m. Monday morning in Cardiff, Wales, a pony was sighted, standing forlornly by an HSBC ATM machine in the city center. The Daily Star reported on the news with plenty of puns–but here at Horse Nation, we’re all about getting to the real story.
Passersby were annoyed, bemused–or even both–at the sight of the pony trying to withdraw some cash.
“I just don’t get it,” said our human source, who wished to remain anonymous*, “Like, I’m not a species-ist or anything, but I just hate it when a horse gets in front of you in the ATM line. It takes forever for them to press the buttons with hooves and I’ve got places to be, you know?”
We interviewed the pony for his perspective.**
So, everyone wants to know–why were you out there so early?
I was just trying to help my human out. She’s completely hopeless about remembering her checkbook at shows so I thought I would hoof it to the nearest ATM to get our entry fees…how hard can it be, right? Well, when you can’t read or type, navigating the human world isn’t as easy as I thought it would be, so I just turned around and went home after a while. Plus, I didn’t know the right PIN number.
Can we ask how much is in your bank account?
I can’t count, man. I’m not Clever Hans.
You’ve gotten pretty internet-famous over the past few days. Any advice for your fans?
Well, I know there are a lot of humans who wish their horses could be internet-famous, but seriously–STOP LETTING YOUR HUMANS TAKE SELFIES WITH YOU. It only encourages them.
Straight from the pony’s mouth, folks.
*Because he is fictional.