Frightened Horse Refuses To Pass Loud Truck, But Garbage Man’s Secret Weapon Saves The Day.

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Erin Connor, of Wales, was riding her 5-year-old horse, Patch, on a narrow country road when she heard a low rumble up ahead. Stopped on the side of the road was a rather large garbage truck making an awful lot of racket. Erin noticed Patch tense up and begin to get anxious about the imminent encounter, until she finally stopped 20 feet from the vehicle. Horses are extremely smart, but some situations unsettle them.


Patch, like many horses, wasn’t too happy about passing a large vehicle so closely. But thanks to a thoughtful garbage collector, John Shone, she won’t be so nervous the next time.

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In an interview with Telegraph News, Erin explained the encounter with the garbage man, “He stopped further up the road when he noticed Patch was a bit nervous. When he saw he was still uncomfortable he reversed and stopped, and switched his engine off. Another man offered to help take Patch past the truck when the bin man offered Patch a carrot and made a fuss of him.”

“It felt really good and nice to find someone quite considerate to the horse’s safety. You find quite a lot of bad drivers, that’s why I’ve got the camera.â€

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Erin told Horse and Hound UK, “It was such a nice thing to do. I was so touched that I felt it needed to be shared on social media and I have been overwhelmed by the response.”

John was praised for his kind and considerate actions from equine fans around the world. It really was a sweet act of kindness.

Check out the footage below!

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