'A horse walked into a bar,' the old joke goes.

In this case, a horse was led into the Chugwater Soda Fountain in Chugwater, Wyoming to have a malt.

Look, it was hot out. the horse needed something cool in it's belly. You know how it goes.

If you're thinking that the horse might have made a mess, I'm sure Jill Winger, the owner of the Chugwater Soda Fountain would tell you that some of her human customers make even bigger messes.

It all started outside.

attachment-Jill Winger Chugwaer 4
loading...

Kids take a moment to pet a groom a passing horse.

It's Wyoming, after all. Nothing unusual in that. Just another day in one of Wyoming's many small cattle towns.

But it's hot out and, by golly, everybody needs some ice cream to cool down.

When I say everybody I mean man and beast.

They all begin to look longingly through the window of Wyoming's oldest running soda fountain, located in the town of Chugwater.

attachment-Jill Winger Chugwaer 5
loading...

"WHO WANTS ICE CREAM!"

Even the horse perks up on that call.

"EVERYBODY INSIDE FOR ICE CREAM!"

Does anyone see a sign on the door that says "No horses allowed?" I've eaten at the Chugwater Soda Fountain many times. I do not see any such signs.

Inside everybody goes. BOY that air conditioning feels GOOD!

attachment-Jill Winger Chugwaer 3
loading...

For the record, this is not a common occurrence.

On the other hand, this is not unheard of.

There are old photos of horses being brought into bars. I know for a fact that still happens.

So let's down some cool ice cream and call this a good day.

I'm sure if we went into an ice cream shop in Los Angeles we would see even stranger things.

THE HISTORY & REBIRTH OF CHUGWATER WYOMING

Chugwater's Hysterical Pie Eating Contest.

One of Wyoming's smallest towns added a new event. A PIE EATING CONTEST.

The rules are simple:

Not hands allowed.

Eat as much as you can before time is up.

The results are hysterical.

Painful To Watch, Chugwater Rodeo Rider Caught Under Hoof

Harding ridding at the 2021 Chugwater Chili Cookoff in Chugwater Wyoming