After instances of homophobia, racism and allegations of inappropriate relationships with teenage girls, Judge Roy Moore's final publicity stunt might not be remembered as the most embarrassing moment of his campaign, but it might be the funniest.
Before riding off to go vote for himself Tuesday morning, Moore greeted the press atop a rather skittish and poorly handled horse. Far from his self-proclaimed "Cowboy Roy" image, Moore looked closer to a greenhorn on his first saddle.
After Moore was done talking to the press, he attempted to ride off gracefully.
Hard to tell which is the horse’s ass in this pic— Epidi NicEachain (@EpidiNicEachain) December 12, 2017
All the people & press flurry likely spooked it.— Epidi NicEachain (@EpidiNicEachain) December 12, 2017
Sure, that didn't help. But having an unbalanced brute on his back with meat hooks for hands was what escalated, rather than calmed, it.— Beth (@HorseWomenRTuff) December 12, 2017
Agree 💯. They also sense the rider’s energy. Fear, anger, etc.— Epidi NicEachain (@EpidiNicEachain) December 12, 2017
Yes, you could see from his wild eyes the horse was VERY distressed. A good horseman knows how to keep an animal calm.— Katherine Fenton (@KatherineFento2) December 12, 2017
Yes, and any sane novice would back off, give the horse space and ask someone how to treat the horse. Moore truly is an awful person.— HopeERinFL (@SoulFlyTry) December 12, 2017
Yes, his stirrups are waaay too long. That's why his legs are jutting all out in front of him like that and is also is why he can't balance. He's sitting on the horse like he'd sit in a recliner.— MonaLisa (@m0naIisa) December 12, 2017
Why does he have so much slack in the reins? I've never seen anything like it.— michele collins (@michele5411) December 12, 2017
First thing I noticed, as well. No one who knows how to ride holds their reins like that. The man’s a fraud (and probably borrowed that little gun he brought on stage in Sept, too).— zenelectron (@zenelectron) 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
He is a rough and careless rider. The bit is the horses mouth has a 5" shank and is overly harsh given how rough his hands are. This bit is not meant for a rider like him.— Liz H G (@LizHG) December 12, 2017
Loose reins and locked knees. I feel sorry for the horse— Elizabeth🌊 (@TheHopsbride) December 12, 2017
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