Elk Ridge Likely to Revise Miniature Horse Ordinance

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ELK RIDGE, Utah (AP) -- Elk Ridge will likely revise an ordinance that allows miniature horses as pets -- thanks to a 13-year-old girl.

At the urging of Brittany Anderson, the commission has approved an ordinance revision that would allow residents to keep miniature horses and is recommending the City Council follow suit.

If the ordinance is passed, Anderson will be able to keep her two-year-old miniature named Ace.

Anderson says the family was unaware of a city ordinance prohibiting the horses in residential areas when they got Ace. A year after they got Ace, however, someone complained to the city and the Andersons were told to remove the pet from the family home.

So Anderson went to city leaders who, after considering her arguments, drafted an ordinance allowing the miniature horses in residential zones.

The City Council is expected to review and approve the ordinance in an upcoming meeting.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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