Interior secretary Ryan Zinke rides a horse to work

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ryan Zinke rode a horse to work for his first day, escorted by the U.S. Park Police. Buzz60's Amanda Kabbabe (@kabbaber) has more. Buzz60

Well, that's one way to make an entrance.

On his first day as Interior secretary, Ryan Zinke rode a horse to work. While wearing a hat. With an escort from the United States Park Police.

According to the Interior Department, his ride took place from the National Mall, where the National Park Service has stables, to the Interior Department's main building, located just off the Mall. He was then greeted by more than 350 federal employees. There, a veterans song was played on a hand drum by a Bureau of Indian Affairs employee, who is from Montana's Northern Cheyenne tribe.

Also part of the welcome: former acting Interior secretary Jack Haugrud, who greeted Zinke on the steps.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, an agency within the Interior Department, tweeted Thursday a photo of its new boss that captured the moment:



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