First Day on the Job, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Rode a Horse to Work

Posted by Allie Layos
Ryan Zinke on horseback

Ryan Zinke, the new Secretary of the Interior, saddled up for his first day on the job. 

After being sworn in last Wednesday, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke made his way to work the following day on horseback.

Accompanied by two National Park Service officers, he was spotted riding through Washington, D.C,, aboard a handsome roan horse, wearing a black hat, boots, and jeans.

Ryan Zinke on horseback


During a January confirmation hearing with the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Zinke stated:

"I am an unapologetic admirer of Teddy Roosevelt."

According to the New York Times, he mentioned the historically outdoorsy President Roosevelt ten times during the hearing.

Ryan Zinke on horseback

If his first day is any indication, Zinke, a Montana native and pro-gun former Navy SEAL, seems to have adopted Roosevelt's love of the outdoors, and especially horses.

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All images via US Department of the Interior/Flickr.

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