Glenn Morris rode a horse across the Sydney Harbour Bridge
A farmer has ridden his horse across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and caused congestion to send a message to the city slickers about protecting the land.
Glenn Morris wore a wide-brim Akubra hat and saddled up on his steed named Hombre to ride south along Lane Eight of the bridge about 9.30am on Thursday.
The beef farmer from Inverell in north-west NSW said he rode horseback to raise awareness as state and federal governments consider new legislation to increase vegetation clearing.
‘We need vegetation on farms to protect healthy soils and rivers, and yet the state Government plans to allow important native vegetation to be cleared more easily,’ Mr Morris said in a statement on Thursday.
Mr Morris runs the Figtree Organic Farm in Billabong, 15km east of Inverell.
He said if we solved those issues we would see ‘excellent health in people’.
‘We need to establish a culture of respect for healthy soil as the basis of health,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
Mr Morris said he got ‘a few toots, lots of photos and waves’ while he rode across the Harbour Bridge.
‘I was alongside the pedestrians as well so lots of favourable comments there.’
Most on social media came out in support of the farmer, while others laughed off the rare experience of witnessing a horse ride across the iconic bridge during peak hour.
‘Glenn is motivated by ensuring that his farm practises enable the land to be passed on to future generations in a healthy state,’ the farm’s website says.