Modern Cowboy Rides Horse Around Mt. Juliet To Make People Smile

Posted at 6:04 PM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 21:32:28-04

A photo of a Mt. Juliet man has gone viral. He's a modern cowboy who said he rides his horse around town to make people smile. 

Randy Burton said 'Moon' is the best Tennessee Walking Horse he's ever had. 

Burton said, "If you want a good stable relationship, get a horse. Get it? S-t-a-b-l-e?!"

Before they hit the town, 'Moon' gets his hair done in a pony tail. 

Burton said, "I said this ain't no sissy. I just put his hair up there because when it touches his ears, it tickles his ears, and he's always doing his head like that." 

They walk down the roads, sidewalks, and grass together. 

"No I ain't got a ticket yet. I ain't been cited for being out on the street. I rode up there yesterday to Waffle House," said Burton.

On Sunday, a photo of Moon at Waffle House went viral on Facebook. Even though he's in the handicap spot, Randy Burton said he has a sticker. 

"Somebody called me an a-hole well whoever responded to that and took up for me, I appreciate it. I don't know who you are, but I'm definitely not that," Burton said.

Randy's wasn't sure how he felt about being an internet sensation, saying "Here I'm just out there having fun, and they're just running me down." 

He's lived in Mt. Juliet for 69 years.

These roads used to be farm land, so they rest where they please. 

Burton said, "That's alright, get the grass right... Fertilizer." 

His purpose taking Moon out? To put a smile on people's faces. 

Burton said,  "I enjoy making people laugh."

They've been to Walmart, restaurants, the bank, and a shopping center off Mount Juliet Road as well. 

Burton said, "You can take a boy out of the city but you can't... nevermind." 

At the end of the day, Moon gets to go back out in the pasture.

Burton said, "He gets a good ole bucket of feed. All the green grass he wants to eat and plenty good ole fresh water. A little bit of grooming, and a lot of loving."