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Urban Cowboy Commutes By Horseback Into The City

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by Nick Beres

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A Murfreesboro man has found his own way to beat the high price of gas by riding his horse around town instead of driving a car.

"Gasoline is a lot more expensive. You get more miles per bale of hay when you ride a horse and you don't have to change the oil," said Bert Kenckey

Kenckey bought the horse, Alan Jackson, named after his favorite country singer, twelve years ago.  He now travels around town, at his own pace right in the middle of Murfreesboro. 

Kenckey is divorced with grown kids, but hardly alone.

"I love this horse better than any woman.  He's always faithful. A horse will always pick you up and the women I've had always knocked me down," said Kenckey.

Police said Kenckey and Alan Jackson are street legal as long as they obey the rules of the road.  The two even go through the drive through for lunch.  Sweet tea for Kenckey and an ice cream cone for Alan Jackson.

Kenckey is retired and spends most of his days writing songs.He said his transportation is his inspiration.

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