MOTORISTS are being urged to take caution after loose horses were found by the side of a busy road.
Police were called to the B1298 Henley Way in Boldon Colliery, opposite Asda, just after 6am today after the two piebald ponies were spotted.
Two officers are with the animals to try and keep them off the carriageway, but only one of the horses has a head collar.
Northumbria Police is carrying out inquiries to trace the owners.
Anyone with information can call 101.