Mystery of Horse Boarding Bus in London Solved on Twitter
The power of social media is undeniable as the mystery behind a horse boarding a bus in London, England unraveled in real time within three hours on Twitter.
It all began with a tweet from across the pond on January 4 by politician Simon Crowcroft. He was on his way to visit friends as he boarded the number 43 bus in Islington, a borough in London.
He tweeted the curious sight, “Horse entering bus in Islington this morning @TfL.”
The Islington Gazette retweeted his tweet which unleashed the hounds.
— Islington Gazette (@islingtongztte) January 4, 2017
Crowcroft, the elected mayor of St. Helier, which is the capital of Jersey – the largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel – tagged TFL Bus Alerts, the ‘official 24/7 travel advice for the London bus network,’ according to their Twitter page.
TFL Bus Alerts tweeted back to Crowcroft this very simple explanation, “Its the mounted police attending an incident on the bus this morning.”
“Invictor showing he’s a team player steps in to help PC (Police Constable) Dan Smith with a person collapsed on a bus in @MPSIslington,” MetTaskforce tweeted.
— MetTaskforce (@MetTaskforce) January 3, 2017
A man on the bus who required medical attention was reportedly taken to hospital as precaution, but he is alright.
“It was a good outcome as the man was OK, and I am happy the pictures have been so widely shared because it emphasized the role that police play in looking after the community, which can often go unnoticed,” Crowcroft tweeted.
Apparently, horses boarding strange places in the U.K. are not at all uncommon. For example, these ponies decided to take a ride on the Luas light rail tram system in Dublin, Ireland.