Drivers Save Horse Running Loose on Houston Freeway

Texas resident Stephania Lipp captured video of her partner Jesse Mattison and other drivers steering a horse off Houston’s Highway 69 on May 20.

Lipp told Storyful she and her family had just entered Highway 69 when they saw the lone horse running on the freeway. She said she began to take video of Mattison’s attempts to steer the horse towards the exit. A female passenger in another vehicle can be seen grabbing the horse by its reins from her window and leading the animal off the highway.

“They just saved that horse’s life,” Mattison is heard saying.

Lipp said the family continued to follow the car as it led the animal away from the highway, and saw the apparent owner of the horse, with a second mount, talking to police. Lipp told Storyful the horse had been spooked by the noise on the street and escaped from its handler, running onto the highway. Credit: Stephania Lipp via Storyful