A Maryland teenager was captured on video Sunday helping to rescue a horse that broke loose and was running next to traffic on a busy road.
When the horse bolted from a barn at a riding competition at De Novo Farms, 16-year-old Caroline Shoults, who was preparing to compete, gave chase. Fellow riders pursued in a car, attempting to shield the horses from traffic.
“The one thing that kept me sane was just talking to my horse. I can’t quite say I was scared,” Shoults told Baltimore’s Fox 5.
The runaway horse named Ice tired out after about three miles and was safely stopped without injury.
Shoults and her horse Tinkerbell, who was rescued from a kill pen in Texas, finished third of 19 when they got back to the competition.