This local Shetland Pony was kept from riding on the new West Peoria Fair Death Plummet roller coaster yesterday afternoon, despite being 22 years old in human years.
‘No, you must come up to the line,’ local carnie Todd Pumperwilken told the disappointed Shetland, indicating a line on the wall at approximately 9 hands. ‘No line, no ride.’
‘I know that people discriminate against my kind,’ the downcast pony told The Gorko, ‘it is just shocking to experience for yourself.’
The ejected equine had paid for her tickets with money she had saved doing shows at the Peoria Equestrian Games last summer, and was looking forward to a fun-filled day on the roller coasters and bumper cars.
The pony’s lawyer, Michelbob San Lucas, said that she would be filing a discrimination suit against the Agricultural Society of Illinois, the organization that runs the fair.
‘It ain’t no hair off of my mane,’ we think was her parting comment.