Roy Moore (badly) rides horse named “Sassy” to ballot box in U.S. Senate race

Democrats rejoiced as Republican Judge Roy Moore did not win a seat in the U.S. Senate.

He lost in a hotly-contested race in Alabama against Doug Jones, who became the first Democrat in 25 years to win a Senate seat in the deeply conservative state.

It was a squeaker: 49.5 per cent to 48.8 per cent at latest tally Tuesday night.

It probably helped the underdog that Moore is an accused abuser of women, and yet still garnered the support of U.S. President Donald Trump, himself an accused abuser of women.

Moore, who denies the allegations (as does Trump) also rode a horse to the polls.

He and his horse named Sassy arrived at the polling station in Gallant. He’s pulled off the same stunt ride before and considered it good luck.

Not this time and while there may be calls for a recount, one thing is 100 per cent clear:

Roy Moore cannot ride. Like, at all.

He is no pillar of horsemanship lacking soft hands, quiet seat or the ability to mount with any grace. (Perhaps the pony puns are a touch ill-advised given the circumstances.)

But judge for yourself.

The stuff just writes itself.

This might just be a keeper.

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