Monday, October 15, 2012

And In Today's Holy Crap News...

Wheeeee!  Off to see the world!
In September I posted about a Boston area woman who rescued a loose horse that was running along the commuter rail tracks.

Well, today's Wall Street Journal (what, you thought I only read the Chronicle of the Horse??) includes an item about a couple who rescued a loose horse who was traveling on the New York State Thruway east of Syracuse on Sunday.

Amanda and Michael Pietrak were returning home from their vacation, a cruise, when they spotted the horse. Michael cut the equine explorer off with his car while Amanda jumped out and grabbed it by the neck.  They were assisted by another motorist, Denise Marcum, a wholesale florist from Vermont who just happened to be a horse trainer.  Holy coincidence, Batman!

With two of NY State's finest troopers as an escort, the trio walked the escaped equine to the next exit, where its grateful owner met them.

What gives?  Bizarre coincidence, or are the horses of the northeastern states looking for greener pastures?  Maybe he hadn't heard that the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournment had been cancelled? (Alright, that was lame. Time for another latte.)

Makes you wanna run out and check your fence lines and gates, though, doesn't it?  Yikes!

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Crazy ponies. We had a group of escapee ponies down the road from our farm. Luckily not on a major hwy though.