Horse Parking

Last week I was in my apartment and I heard the clip-clop of a horse outside.  This isn’t a normal occurrence on my street so I went to window and saw a police officer on her horse.  Then I saw her “park” her horse.  I snapped a photo.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get outside in time to take other photos since they made a brief pit stop.   I found it humorous to see the horse parked with the cars on my block.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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56 Responses to Horse Parking

  1. T.F.Walsh says:

    Not sure the horse it too happy

    • TBM says:

      I think this would be a tough job for a horse. To be in the city around all the cars,people, and such. I imagine he would rather roam free in the wild. But I could be wrong.

  2. fgassette says:

    This picture tickled my funny bone. It put a smile on my face and have me looking forward to the day with joy. I wonder if he is illegally parked. Glad you got a shot of it.


  3. That’s hilarious!! 🙂

  4. thegrayway says:

    Again.. very cool- you see some awesome things! I’ve lived here for 29 you’ve showed me things I’ve never seen! lol!! Looks like a nice street! I’m desperate to leave the suburbs and move to the city!! Do you live south/east/north or west?

    • TBM says:

      I never know where I am, south, east, north, or west. According to Wikipedia, my neighborhood is 5km southwest from Charing Cross. Does that help? I’m in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. That’s funny that you want to leave the suburbs. The other day I was thinking I would like to find a home outside the city. The grass is always greener on the other side I guess.

      • thegrayway says:

        Oh my gosh! You are in my DREAM borough- hey lets do a house swap.. lol I hear bird song.. children playing and pins dropping at night- I’m bored of it! That would be a great piece. ‘House swap flop’.. Methinks you’d miss the City!

      • TBM says:

        I hear street traffic, tons of people, sirens, and a lot of construction. Don’t get me wrong, I love this neighborhood. And I think you are right, after living in Boston for 6 years and now London, I might miss city life. But sometimes I wonder what it would be like to hear a pin drop.

  5. That is so funny! And unexpected. I would not think a horse would park on the street—I would think more of a grassy area!!!

  6. I love this! It just looks so strange. And so wonderful! Great capture! 🙂

  7. Fergiemoto says:

    That’s great! It sure makes parallel parking easier to do! First the smart car…now a horse…I wonder what you will see next.

  8. Kristina says:

    lots of funny things happen in London 🙂 Great shot 🙂 Yeah, what are you going to see next? 😀

  9. wolke205 says:

    Ha, I hope she bought a parking ticket too for horsie 😉 Great photo 😀

  10. zannyro says:

    Maybe it was just practice for parallel parking day?!

  11. Cee Neuner says:

    Such a wonderful capture!!!

  12. Gilly Gee says:

    Just hope the horse didn’t leave anything behind!

    • TBM says:

      There were remnants but I didn’t take photos. It was funny to watch people not notice it until it was too late…that’s mean I know.

      • Oh man, do you ever think like I do. In my family we would be placing bets on who would step in it first!! 🙂

      • TBM says:

        Of course! Too tempting not too. We used to live by a subway stop in Boston and we would make bets on who would catch the train. It was always humorous to see people running to make it. And then when they didn’t, watching the reactions was priceless.

  13. Brilliant – hope she “indicated” before manoeuvering!

  14. Eric Murtaugh says:

    I’ve always wondered how you parallel park a horse.

  15. Carol says:

    Very funny. Thanks for the smile.

  16. niasunset says:

    This is amazing, Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia

  17. Wonderful picture. Blessings to you.

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