VIDEO | Deputy pulls up to horse on the loose on US 19, attempts traffic stop

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- Pasco deputies attempted a traffic stop on a horse on Wednesday morning. 

Just before 8 a.m., a Pasco deputy saw a beautiful horse running north on US 19 in the Hudson area. The deputy called the Agriculture unit for backup and said "we're traveling at one horse power..."

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Pasco Sheriff's office posted a video of the attempted traffic stop on Facebook and you can hear the deputy asking the horse "Can you stop? Please?"

Officials successfully corralled the horse into a subdivision along Emerald Ridge Drive. The deputies were sure to get the horse away from the dangers of rushing traffic and into a safe area. 

The story ends happily as the horse was uninjured and reunited with its owners. 

If you ask the deputies, they would say "it behooved the horse to stop."

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