On Tuesday night, Roy Moore lost the Senate race against Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama, largely because black voters showed up at the polls. It was a really close call, and the circus leading up the election (including vocal support from President Donald Trump) was extremely distressing. But forces of good ultimately triumphed.
Unfortunately, not in time to save poor Sassy the horse.
Moore had announced plans to ride to the polls to cast his ballot, presumably for himself. Politico posted footage of Moore struggling with his mount. He basically sits in the saddle like a sack of potatoes.
Apparently there is a Horse Twitter, and they were not happy with Moore abusing this poor animal with his incompetence.
Obviously there are far bigger problems with Roy Moore but boy that man looks terrible on a horse.— Jessica Paquette (@jmpaquette) December 12, 2017
I don't know what good horse riding skills look like, but I'm almost certain it doesn't look like that. (Disclaimer: I would look worse riding a horse, but I'd never ride to the voting polls on one either.)— Clark Taylor (@CozyGrizzwald) December 12, 2017
Like I haven't regularly ridden a horse since childhood but, at minimum: reins gathered in one hand, lean forward, don't stick your legs out like you're on a goddamn carousel— Anna Merlan (@annamerlan) December 12, 2017
He can't even ride a gaited horse! That's literally the equivalent of not being able to ride a tricycle WITH training wheels on it!— Kristen Lea Vibbert (@KVibb13) December 12, 2017
Rode all my life. If you know what you're doing you guide the horse through. Moore isn't just "all hat, no cattle", he's in "all hat, no horse" territory here.— Leesey Flynn (@TashaMahal) December 12, 2017
Just don't blame poor Sassy. That horse was doing the best it could.
I DID NOT CHOOSE THIS LIFE.— Roy Moore's Horse (@RoyMooresHorse) December 12, 2017
PLEASE, IF HE WINS HE WILL RIDE ME INTO WASHINGTON AND I AM SCARED OF CARS.
An extremely narrow escape for both the horse and America.