The portion of the Atlantic City Expressway in Winslow, Camden County looked a little like the Wild West on Monday evening.
Three horses and a pony that apparently broke free from a nearby farm galloped onto the highway at rush hour.
State Police responded at 5:41 p.m. and found the horses running in the westbound lane, with traffic at a standstill.
A few minutes later, the horses stopped to munch on grass in the center median, said Sgt. Adam Grossman, a state police spokesman.
Police, with the help of some local horse farmers, were able to corral the animals in to a small area on the right shoulder. The horses' owner arrived at 6:35 p.m., and they were loaded into a trailer to be taken back home.
Neither man nor beast was injured in the incident.
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