The North Prefecture of the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) announced on social media that it had intercepted a lone horse galloping around the Sõle tänav area, in the Põhja-Tallinn (North Tallinn) district on Saturday.
Around noon Saturday, a PPA patrol responded to a call from Sõle tänav, Tallinn, where a lone horse was seen galloping around. The horse was fully saddled up, but no rider was to be seen.
The horse was first spotted around the Pelgulinn district, from where it headed toward Sõle tänav. The animal was finally calmed down and reined in around Ehte tänav and Kolde puiestee, off Sõle - a major thoroughfare - itself, the PPA announced on social media on Saturday.
After handing the horse back to its owner, it became clear that the incident followed a child rider falling off. The horse was then startled, and bolted.
The PPA reminds the public that in such cases - a large animal at large in the city - caution is key, since a lost and frightened horse could cause damage or injury from its sheer size alone.
The PPA noted on their social media account: "This time, everything went well!"
Editor: Kristjan Kallaste