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Phoenix-area Starbucks turns away teen on horse in drive-thru

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PHOENIX — A Phoenix-area teen learned that the only horsepower acceptable at the Starbucks drive-thru is the motorized kind.

Aspen Cline posted on Instagram that she and her family were turned away from one of the coffee chain’s shops in Anthem, northwest of Phoenix when they rode on up horses.

Cline said the worker who was supposed to take their order told them she couldn’t but offered no details why.

The family and friends had been out at a lake to celebrate Cline’s birthday, she wrote. They brought along horses Scout and Flash.

After deciding to stop at the coffee chain, one of the horses was saddled up and off they went to the drive-thru. One cup of disappointment with whipped cream, please.

Cline, a barrel rider, said of the service refusal, “So yeah, that was interesting …”

In other places, the chain has served horseback riders in the drive-thru.

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