Montreal police horse on the loose for a time

A police horse was briefly on the loose in Montreal Saturday afternoon after it escaped from its handler and began galloping through the city streets.

Const. Danny Richer says it happened when an officer was attempting to mount the horse and fell.

He says the horse took off from NDG and was found about 30 minutes later, finally rounded up at Decarie and Paré.

The horse suffered minor injuries, so did the officer.

Montreal police have a cavalry of 11 horses, according to the force's website.

They are often used to patrol parks and are also used to help with crowd control at parades and protests.


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  1. Ryan posted on 05/03/2014 07:08 PM
    Its "horse running day", give a horse a break.
  2. J.Kurland posted on 05/03/2014 08:53 PM
    Some activist jumped on the horse and screamed "The British are Coming" while passing my home on Wilson and Terrebonne in NDG. People remarked, Oh, no, not again......
    (A bit of humor from a home town boy.)
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