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Video of 2 men riding horses in Walmart goes viral

Video goes viral online

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HOUSTON – It's a video that has now gone viral.

A man on horseback recorded it while riding through a southwest Houston Walmart store over the weekend.

Customers, and even workers, seemed shocked by the sight.

There were actually two horses inside the store, going up and down several of the aisles.

"I was just trying to make people smile and laugh," Woody Fields said.

Fields is the man who recorded the video.

He spoke to KPRC by phone and said he and his friends ride every weekend and they just wanted to try something different.

"We were just riding and a buddy of mines was, like, 'Let's go to Walmart,' and I was, like, 'Man, I'm not going to Walmart.' He was, like, 'Come on, let's go!'"

[WATCH: Man rides horse through Walmart]

So, they went.

They were inside the store on Beltway 8 near Bissonnet Street for at least two minutes.

"I wasn't trying to hurt nobody, or do anything destructive. It was just, like, you only live once, you know? That's all," Fields said.

Walmart's corporate office issued a statement, saying, "We in no way condone yesterday's reckless stunt inside our store and are thankful no one was hurt by these actions."

The Houston Humane Society issued the following statement on the incident:

"At minimum, riding a horse inside a store is incredibly irresponsible. This would be extremely stressful on any horse. Horses can easily become spooked, endangering not only themselves, but also any shoppers they might encounter.

"The Houston Humane Society urges all pet owners to think and act responsibly when it comes to the lives of animals in their care."