A police horse escaped with bruising and scrapes after falling victim to a hit-and-run crash in Lexington, Kentucky.
The impact caused the horse to rear, unseating the officer, Raymond Alexander.
The crash happened in downtown Lexington shortly before 11pm on Thursday, on West Main St, near Felix St.
The officer was taken to hospital, but his injuries were understood to be minor.
Police say the black car involved in the incident kept driving east along Main Street after the crash.
One witness said the car appeared to be a Chevrolet Cavalier, which was last seen turning on to Jefferson St.
Police closed off the road while the crash scene was investigated.