Canada: AIRDRIE- Two semi drivers played a little blacktop rodeo when they used to their big rigs to safely steer a horse off the QE2 north of Calgary.
RCMP say they got word around 4 a.m. today from an Edmonton woman who said her horse had escaped from a racetrack stable in the Balzac area.
Constable Dan Martin says the horse was spotted galloping down the middle of the highway near the community when the truck drivers worked together with their semis to veer it into the ditch and corral it.
One of the drivers, who appeared to be familiar with livestock, manufactured a harness from a tow strap and stayed with the animal until police figured out how to move it.
The Mounties contacted a towing company that came to the scene with a trailer to transport the horse to Airdrie for pickup by its owner.
Martin says the woman was upset that her steed had escaped, but quite thankful she got it back unharmed.
Airdrie RCMP would like to thank the truckers and Airdrie Towing & Recovery for going out of their way to rescue the AWOL horse.