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Soldier uses makeshift lasso to capture horse in the wild in Richmond |  New







Photo provided by Mass State Police.


RICHMOND, MA (WGGB / WSHM) – A Massachusetts State Police soldier had to put his cowboy skills to the test when he answered a call to Lee.

Massachusetts State Police said Private John Blanchard and Private Cody Titus were called to Richmond for a loose horse that was in the Osceola Road area.

Police were reported to be heading towards Swamp Road, a busy area, so it was urgent that they locate the horse.

After the horse was spotted, Massachusetts State Police said Titus used “the skills he learned from his lifelong dream of being a rodeo cowboy,” created a makeshift lasso in from his cruiser and was able to capture the horse. Blanchard then used his cruiser to block the horse’s path to Swamp Road.

However, the horse was reluctant to follow Titus – until Titus began to share the carrots and apples from his lunch, which was packed by his wife, Kara.

“Good job Troopers, and Kara!” State police added.

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