A miniature horse decked out as a fairy, trotting alongside a car on her way to a spring fling in Waikanae, has prompted a warning from police.
Sara Giles-Palmer was taking Angel Rose adorned with fairy wings, a tiara, wand, ribbons and fairy dust to Waikanae Beach Kids kindergarten to celebrate the start of spring with the preschoolers.
Holding on to Angel’s reins through the passenger window, she drove at about 5kmh with the miniature horse trotting alongside the car on the berm.
"She loves skipping along beside the car. I only do it on quiet country roads," Miss Giles-Palmer said.