Horse found galloping down QEII Highway Monday returned to owner

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RCMP say a runaway horse found on the QEII Highway north of Calgary on Monday has been returned to its owner.

The horse was spotted galloping down the middle of northbound Highway 2 at around 4 a.m.

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Officers were able to herd the wayward animal off the road with the help of some truck drivers.

One of the drivers made an improvised harness from a tow strap; the horse was then transported to Airdrie in a horse trailer from Airdrie Towing & Recovery Inc.

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RCMP were able to determine who owns the horse and return the animal.

The city of Airdrie is located approximately 15 kilometres north of Calgary.