Texarkana: Horses Require Tail lights

In Texarkana, owners of horses may not ride them at night without tail lights.Horse butt with tail lights

This case reminds me of a torts case taught during the first year of law school to teach the law of negligence. Martin v. Herzog, where Martin the plaintiff, was riding in his (presumably horse drawn) "buggy" at night, and collided with Herzog, who was driving on the wrong side of the road. Martin ended up eventually losing at the New York Supreme Court because his lack of lights on his buggy was found to have contributed to the accident. i.e. If Martin would have had lights, he would have seen the approaching car on the wrong side of the road, and the accident probably wouldn't have occurred.

Temple, TX: No Horse Drawn Buggies; Horses in Salloons O.K.; Cattle Thieves Hanged

In Temple Texas, no one may ride a horse and buggy through the town square. But you may ride your horse into a salloon. Just don't attempt to steal anyone else's cattle, or you may be hanged on the spot.

Hanging offenses for theft were not entirely uncommon. For example, in some areas, hanging was the punishment for the crime of pickpocketing. Interestingly, pickpocketing was most popular at public hangings. Apparently, the distraction was most powerful then, creating the perfect opportunity for thieves.