Wandering horse found on Cape Cod road

Who let the horse out?

A brown horse was found wandering on Route 6A in Barnstable Village Thursday night, and the owner was able to lead it back home, Barnstable police said.

A Barnstable resident called police around 7 p.m. and reported a horse running east on Route 6A near Colonial Way, said Sergeant Eric Drifmeyer, a police spokesman.

The horse hadn’t run “too far” from its nearby farm on Route 6A, and police contacted its owner, who then took the horse home, Drifmeyer said. The whole ordeal took about an hour, he said.

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