Horseman prevents problems when horse gets loose
The presence of an experienced horseman may have prevented problems when a horse got loose near the Southridge Mall in Des Moines.
Adam Miller was leaving a Hy-Vee grocery store at the mall Sunday afternoon (April 1) when he saw a horse running through the parking lot.
Miller raises horses on his farm and works with them at Prairie Meadows racetrack.
He followed the horse across a busy road and into another parking lot, then managed to slip his belt around its neck.
Horse owner Rachel Harban rents pasture space nearby and thinks the horse jumped over a fence.
Miller says motorists acted responsibly, though he noted when you're driving on a busy road, "you're not expecting to see a 900-pound animal run across the street."