In Montana Man's Best Friend Is His Horse

I have to admit I love the "Sober Friend" commercial and I love this story.

A Montana Department of Transportation public safety video that features a horse picking up a rider at a bar and intended as a metaphor to encourage drinkers to get a ride home is being taken literally in a state well known for its horse culture. Helena Police Chief Troy McGee says he's received many calls from residents wanting to know if riding a horse while under the influence is legal.

McGee tells the Independent Record it is. Montana law carefully defines a vehicle, and excludes those running under animal power. The popular 30-second video titled "Sober Friend" shows a savvy horse carefully obeying traffic laws on a nighttime journey through town before stopping in front of a bar to pick up a rider.McGee notes it's legal to ride a horse within the city limits of Helena, the state's capital. Story from the Associated Press

It's just too bad there are not stables at all Montana collegiate schools.