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Runaway Central Park horse collides with taxi

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A horse on the loose created a panic in Central Park Monday. (Source: WABC/CNN) A horse on the loose created a panic in Central Park Monday. (Source: WABC/CNN)

NEW YORK (WABC/CNN) - A horse on the loose caused panic in Central Park Monday afternoon.

A nine-year-old Chestnut Gelding named Pumpkin lost his bridle and bolted.

The horse turned off Central Park South and into the Sixth Avenue entrance of Central Park.

Pumpkin circled around to the backstretch of Central Park South, where the horse's carriage clipped the open door of a taxi.

Some witnesses described the scene and how it ended.

"I'm running past the carriage and I grabbed the reins and he turned around and looked at me and he took off like crazy after that," said Randy Smith.

"He was immediately surrounded by carriage drivers who were able to calm him down and put his bridle back on and now he's standing here resting," said Christian Hansen, Horse & Carriage Association of NY.

Pumpkin is back at the Clinton Park stables where a veterinarian made sure he was okay.

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