Drivers Save Terrified Horse Running Loose on Houston Freeway

A riderless horse is lucky to be alive after quick-thinking drivers on a Texas highway came to its aid.

Stephania Lipp and her partner Jesse Mattison were traveling along Houston’s Highway 69 when they saw the horse bolting down the freeway, no rider in sight. Lipp told Storyful that they had just gotten onto the highway when they saw the lone horse. As Mattison approaches they notice a female passenger in another vehicle trying to grab the horse by its reins from her window. Mattison and Lipp are trying to help the other vehicle steer the horse to safety.

It’s a dramatic moment but fortunately the woman is able to secure the horse and lead it off the highway.




“They just saved that horse’s life,” Mattison is heard saying. Lipp told Storyful that that they saw the apparent owner of the horse with a second mount talking with police. Lipp says the horse had been spooked by the noise on the street and escaped from its handler, running onto the highway.

Thank goodness the drivers on the freeway took every precaution to save the horse! Watch the intense rescue in the video below.

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