DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A police officer lassoed a wayward horse wandering along Morse Street in Denton.

Officer Gallardo caught the shiny, black horse and helped get him home to the delight of neighbors.

(courtesy: Denton Police Department)

The Denton Police Department released a picture of the accused after the mane event.

They captioned the photo with “He still has a long face, but he’s in a safer place.”

No word on whether Gallardo’s choice to lasso the horse was a spur of the moment decision but they probably didn’t stall with their decision.