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A Greater Manchester woman has found to her cost that if you turn up on horseback to a McDonald's drive-through window and are refused service, it's probably unwise to then lead your mount into the restaurant and let it crap on the floor.

The unnamed horse-lover rolled up to the fast food outlet on Bury New Road, Whitefield, on Saturday, with "a girl riding a pony" in tow, the BBC explains.

A McDonald's spokeswoman elaborated: "On 20 July a woman allowed her pony to enter our restaurant in Whitefield after being refused service in the drive-thru lane."

According to a statement from Greater Manchester Police's Whitefield Division, her steed "ended up doing his business on the floor", something which "caused obvious distress and upset to customers trying to eat, as well as staff members".

Officers duly arrived at the scene and slapped the woman with a fixed-penalty notice (that's a fine to non-plods).

McDonald's drive-thru policy is clear, the company's spokeswoman clarified, with restaurants "unable to serve pedestrians, bicycle riders or customers on horseback".

One "seriously offended" Brit cyclist took issue here with the ban, only to be informed the service is "for people in motor vehicles only".

Readers with a penchant for mischief will undoubtedly classify tanks, improbably long missile transportation trailers and giant dumper trucks as "motor vehicles", so if you do decide to order a Big Mac, fries and a shake from the turret of second-hand Chieftain, please send us a video. ®

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