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Austrian man tries to board train with horse

/ 05:05 PM August 23, 2018

Vienna, Austria – Photos of a man aboard a train went viral on Wednesday due to his unusual travelling companion: a horse.

The man reportedly tried to board two trains in the state of Styria with his horse named Frieda. But train conductors refused to continue the journey with Frieda aboard.

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Photos of the young man holding Frieda surrounded by laughing passengers were shared on Twitter and re-tweeted by state rail company OeBB.

“We hope this will stay a one-off,” OeBB spokeswoman Julianne Pamme was quoted by Austrian news agency APA as saying, adding that horses could be dangerous, for example if the train had to break suddenly.

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OeBB guidelines stipulate that small, harmless animals in closed and secure containers, as well as dogs on leashes and wearing muzzles can be taken on trains.   /kga

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