More than a hundred years ago, horses could stop at watering holes all over the Upper West Side. These days, equines need more modern refreshments, like mocha grande frappa-pumpkin spice lattes. A service horse named Honey clip-clopped into the Starbucks on Broadway and 75th Street on Wednesday, a sight so rare that “people there actually looked up from their devices for a few seconds,” joked Gretchen, who took the photos above and below.
Miniature horses, in fact, are common and reliable service animals that aren’t much bigger than large dogs (and tend to live longer, so they can be companions for a much longer period of time). Still, it’s pretty rare to see them in Starbucks!