The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Ian Sebold was among those who responded to a call about a stray horse wandering through busy streets in Centennial.
Jan. 13 (News) – A deputy of the Colorado sheriff, who was called in to help fight a stray horse, climbed onto the panicked horse’s back and rode the animal back to its home.
The sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post that the horse “tried to get away clean, but Deputy Sebold was way too quick”.
“The cowboy cop responded to the call, pulled the horse, jumped on its back, and rode it to safety,” the post said.
Sebold said the horse panicked when it arrived at the scene.
“I saw the horse cross the road and it’s a four-lane main road. I could see he was scared,” Sebold told McClatchy News. “A citizen was walking nearby trying to stop traffic so he could get across.
“You could see in his face that he didn’t know what to do on a big street. He just wanted to go home, but didn’t know how to get there. “
Sebold and other deputies were able to corner the horse in a parking lot in a residential complex.
“Since there was no trailer to bring him home, the easiest idea was to bring him back,” Sebold said. “There was no saddle, no halter, but I got a boost — old-school way — and kept bouncing.
“For me the biggest question was how to safely get this horse out of a large residential area. We didn’t run these 2.6 miles. “
Other MPs provided an escort with their vehicles so that Sebold could ride the horse safely to his home.
Sebold’s actions were praised by the sheriff’s mounted unit on Facebook.
“This is incredible horsemanship, to say the least,” the unit wrote.