02 April 2013

And ... They're Off!

from KTUU's Facebook page

A beloved draft horse named Big Fred was among a group of six horses that broke free and ran the streets of South Anchorage Monday before the herd was captured near Builders Millwork & Supply on East Dimond Boulevard.

One small horse ran for a while on the Seward Highway between O'Malley Road and Dimond as the others thundered along Brayton Drive, the eastern frontage road, police said. Drivers slowed down and stopped. Some took pictures or shot videos with their phones of the unusual and spectacular scene. A few tried to corral the horses until some stable owners arrived.

No one wrecked in all the commotion and none of the horses appeared to have been hurt, their owner said.

Sometime after breakfast, the horses sauntered away from Horse Trekkin Alaska, a trail and sleigh ride business owned by Joshua Hale and based in a couple of leased South Anchorage locations. He wouldn't say from where specifically they escaped. A gate appears to have been left open, perhaps by the man who fed them breakfast, Hale said. "I am going to make sure that doesn't happen again," he said.
Click here to read the rest of the story in the Anchorage Daily News.

KTUU Channel 2's story and video here.

6 comments:

OldAFSarge said...

Did the horses know that the Iditerod was over?

Rev. Paul said...

At the post gallop interview, Mr. Ed was quoted as saying, "We thought the dogs were getting too much publicity. We want to remind humans that horses are the original long-distance runners. And oh yes: bring us carrots."

OldAFSarge said...

Good one Rev!

Rev. Paul said...

;^)

Sandy said...

Nothing live horsing around, lol.....


Thank God not one horse was hurt along with drivers.

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, Sandy. It could have been bad...