Horse spotted running along I-75N has been captured

A horse that was spotted running loose on the interstate between Madison County and Fayette County has been captured.
Published: Sep. 24, 2023 at 3:56 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A horse that was spotted running loose on the interstate between Madison County and Fayette County has been captured.

Kohl Centers was traveling southbound on I-75 when he said something caught his eye.

“I just happened to look over and see a horse running on the Interstate just kind of tossed me off,” said Center.

That’s when he decided to turn around to see what was going on.

“There was no officers there. There was nothing. It’s just the owner of the horse, and everybody else was just driving around it,” said Centers.

Centers picked up the phone and called 911. He says even the dispatcher was in disbelief. “The dispatch lady was kind of confused and didn’t really know what I was saying. I was like, well, “There is a horse on the Interstate, and it’s running.”

Shortly after, he says, two state troopers and some Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived. Together, they all tried to catch the horse as traffic backed up behind them. Drivers reported being backed up for miles.

“It ran from us about two or three times, so we finally, after I got ahold of the horse, that’s when I was just like, well, let’s just get off the Interstate. Let’s let traffic through because it was backed up forever,” said Centers.

He was able to put a dog leash on the horse and walk it off of I-75. “I ended up walking the horse from Clays Ferry all the way up to exit 99, and we got up there. It took a little bit of time,” said Centers.

Centers says it took about 4.5 hours from the time he arrived to the time the horse was loaded up on the trailer. “I wasn’t going to stop the fight on it,” said Centers.

Lexington Fayette Animal Care and Control says the horse is now safe and back with its owner.