Back in school means back in the saddle

HAVERFORD, Pa. (AP) - September 17, 2010

Sixteen-year-old Roby Burch saddles up every morning and rides his horse, Jet, to the Haverford School in suburban Philadelphia.

Burch tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that the plan was hatched during a family vacation to a Montana cattle ranch. School officials allowed Burch to build a corral across the street from the athletic fields.

The sophomore leaves around 6 a.m. to beat traffic. After his four-mile ride, he sees to Jet's hay, grain and water, then changes into khakis for class.

As much as he loves the early morning rides, Burch still wants a set of wheels. He's hoping to get a truck when he turns 17.

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