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, tweeting "Roy Moore rides away on his horse after voting in the Alabama Senate election." 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," wrote one concerned user on the platform. Another added, "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.)"
"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 carousel," said one person. I haven't ridden since I was 11 and my parents took me out to see ponies on one vacation, but even I feel like I know the very basics of horseback riding. Imagine having a horse and not being able to tend to it right.
Just don't blame poor Sassy. That horse was doing the best it could.
An extremely narrow escape for both the horse and America.