Runaway horse at the Feria de Sevilla

Horseriders at the Feria de Sevillla

GUARDIA CIVIL officers on traffic patrol rescued a boy on a runaway horse.

The two motor cycle police were on routine duty controlling traffic flow on the ring road around Seville when they saw a horse and its rider heading towards them on the busy road against the flow of traffic. It occurred at the height of the lunchtime rush hour and was a potentially dangerous situation for both the traffic and rider.

The rider, a boy of 10, had been riding with a group heading towards the Seville fair. The group was accompanied by other Guardia Civil escorting them to the fairground, when the youngster lost control of his horse because he was wearing was wearing spurs for the first time.

One of the officers told the El Mundo newspaper that he shouted to the boy to hold and not to let go of the reins and then he got the boy and the horse calmed down and waited for the parents to arrive. Meanwhile his colleague alerted the drivers. The officer said, ‘It was only 20 minutes, but it felt like an eternity.

The boy’s father told the El Mundo that he was ‘eternally grateful to the two Guardia Civil who had risked their lives to save the life of his son.’

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