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Woman Tests Motel's Pet-Friendly Policy By Bringing Her Horse

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For animal lovers, our pets are part of the family too!

Many people are forced to leave their four-legged companions at home with a pet sitter or family member when they decide to travel abroad.

That being said, there are some hotel chains that are welcoming our furry friends for no added cost.

Pet friendly policies exist at popular hotel chains like Motel 6 and Days Inn.

A Canadian woman decided to put these flexible pet policies to the test. Lindsey Partridge noticed a guest with her dog in the lobby at a Super 8 motel in Georgetown, Kentucky, so she jokingly asked the staff if larger animals would be allowed.

When the receptionist said their pet-friendly policy doesn’t discriminate, she decided to check in with her large animal.

Partridge brought her horse, a grey thoroughbred mare Blizz, for a competition in Kentucky. As a horse trainer, she’d never thought that she’d able to travel, sleep, and share cookies in the same room with her horse.

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Blizz competing in the Retired Racehorse Project's Throroughbred MakeoverABC News

Despite feeling intrigued and pleased by the motel staff’s nondiscriminatory attitude towards larger animals, Partridge said she’d likely never bring her horse again.

“I think maybe I would have to get a horsey diaper or something like that,” she told reporters. “Also, horses only sleep three to four hours a night so she might be trying to keep me up all night watching TV.”

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Lindsey Partridge brought her 5-year-old thoroughbred Blizz inside a Super 8 in Georgetown, Kentucky.ABC News

However, Partridge may not be able to try this again.

Super 8 said they were unaware that someone brought a horse into one of their rooms and later clarified their pet policy in a statement: “We are pet-friendly, and it is [for animals] 25 pounds and under. We had no knowledge of [the horse] being in the room.”

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