Runaway Military Horse Hoofs It to Seine

Decided to make a break for the stable
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 20, 2009 4:53 AM CST
A Paris police cruiser keeps pace with runaway Garibaldi.
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(Newser) – A 15-year-old Paris military horse was feeling his oats, threw his rider and tried to hot-hoof it back to his stable, reports the BBC. The horse, who had been on duty at the presidential palace, clattered full gallop along the Seine with police in pursuit, stunning pedestrians and causing drivers to jump on the brakes. The usually obedient Garibaldi was finally grabbed by a policewoman leaning from squad car window. The steed was not seriously injured, despite a nasty fall.