Horse spotted galloping on Malaysia highway, days after runaway ostrich stalls traffic

VIDEO: THE STAR
The runaway horse was spotted on Sunday (June 19), just days after Chickaboo the ostrich made waves online.
The runaway horse was spotted on Sunday (June 19), just days after Chickaboo the ostrich made waves online. PHOTOS: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO, JEFF SANDHU/INSTAGRAM

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - After Chickaboo, the runaway ostrich that became an Internet sensation and made headlines, social media is now abuzz with a viral video of an escaped horse racing down a highway in Kelantan.

A dark brown horse was seen majestically galloping unbridled along Kota Baru on Sunday (June 19) morning, seeming to pay little heed to passing motorists.

Two videos lasting less than a minute were uploaded on the Facebook account of Adli Alimin.

In a matter of hours, the videos received thousands of shares.

According to Mr Adli, he was on his way to the office at 10am when he came across the speedy steed.

"The horse was running on the street for some 45 minutes. Based on the information I received, it ran from Pasir Pekan in Wakaf Baru to Kubang Kerian," he said.

 
 

The distance between the two locations is estimated at about 10km.

"The traffic stopped at the flyover from Pasir Pekan to Kota Baru. The horse was right in front of us so we have to be cautious not to hit it because we don't know how it will react.

"It kept switching from the left to the right so we were worried for its safety," Mr Adli said.

He believed the horse's escape was an accident and was certain that its owner must be looking for it.

"Usually we see cows or goats, but this is the first time I'm seeing a horse (on the street)," he said.

For now, it is still a mystery as to what spurred the horse to run away.

There are a number of horse stables in Pasir Pekan.

It is unsure if this was a genuine escape or a copycat attempt to emulate celebrity ostrich Chickaboo, which gained fame after tearing down the Federal Highway last Thursday.

However, if Chickaboo's urban adventure is anything to go by, this horse is also likely to stirrup a frenzy in Malaysia.