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Putnam County deputy plays cowboy, captures loose ponies

The deputy went above and beyond making sure the ponies had food after he corralled them back into their pen.

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. — EDITOR'S NOTE: The above video is from a previous report on a Kentucky racehorse that ran along an Indiana highway after escaping the track.

What's it like being a deputy in rural Indiana? The Putnam County Sheriff says you never know what's going to happen or who you'll catch horsing around

On Monday, the suspects that needed tailed were a couple of ponies that were on the run

Luckily, this wasn't the Putnam County Sheriff's Office's first rodeo. In fact, Putnam County deputies shut down part of an interstate last month to retrieve a bull that escaped its pasture and was blocking the roadway. 

"There is no such thing as a routine call, and that rural Deputy life sure does bring some unique calls," the sheriff's office said in a Monday social media post.

RELATED: Bull on the loose shuts down part of Putnam County interstate

Credit: Putnam County Sheriff Indiana
Putnam County deputies had to shut down part of an interstate Saturday to retrieve a bull that escaped its pasture.

This time around Deputy Josh Boller "herd" the call, saddled up and hoofed it to the Reelsville area to help. 

Boller was able to corral the ponies back into their pen. 

Credit: Putnam County Sheriff
A Putnam County deputy captured two ponies that were on the run and was able to corral them back to their pen on Monday, Nov. 9, 2021.

This was when he noticed they didn't have any food and there wasn't anyone around to tend to the ponies. 

So, like any good cowboy, Boller tracked down the owner so the situation could be resolved. 

The owner said she was looking for options to sell the ponies and Boller provided her with information on someone who might be willing to buy or take care of the ponies going forward.

That rural Deputy Sheriff Life!! Earlier today we received a call of escapee horses running loose in the Reelsville...

Posted by Putnam County Sheriff Indiana on Monday, November 8, 2021

The sheriff's office clarified that the ponies are safe and sound and that Boller was just simply going above and beyond to help. 

The sheriff's office ended its social media post telling all of Putnam County to have a great week and advising the community to "call us if you find random farm animals walking in the roadway."


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