Broken Arrow Man Can Keep Miniature Horse

Friday, February 6th 2009, 4:15 pm
By: News On 6

BROKEN ARROW, OK -- A Broken Arrow man is allowed to keep his miniature horse at his home, a jury determined Friday.

The jury found Greg Copeland not guilty of violating a neighborhood covenant that said it was illegal to keep cows, goats, sheep or horses on residential lands.

Copeland argued that the horse, Dakota, was a household pet. The family would have had to pay a fine if convicted.

"The city is obviously disappointed with the verdict, but we respect the jury's decision," Broken Arrow spokesman Keith Sterling said.

02/05/2009  Related Story:  Court Considers If Miniature Horse Is A Pet

08/03/2008  Related Story:  Neighbors Say Neigh To Mini-Horse