Horse Leads Police On Wild Chase Through Harlem During African American Day Parade

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD tested its horse wrangling skills during an incident in Harlem over the weekend.

The West Side turned into the Wild West after a rodeo horse named “Steel” broke loose Sunday during the African American Day Parade leading wranglers and police on a chase through the streets.

The horse bolted down 114th Street toward Riverside Drive after taking a spill along the parade route when some protective bandaging became loose.

“They wear metal shoes, they slip, they fall, we’re very careful but you can’t always avoid accidents,” horse handler Michael Davis, a member of the Queens-based Federation of Black Cowboys, said.

Steel was eventually corralled in Morningside Park.

The horse suffered some scrapes from the fall but was otherwise unharmed.

Did you see the action? Let us know below…

Comments

More From CBS New York

Black History Month

Listen Live