A startled police horse threw a cop to the street and ran riderless through Times Square, dragging its the officer a short way.
Gunny, a black stallion, reared up on his hind legs when a loud noise spooked him, witnesses said, throwing his rider to the ground on 48th Street near Times Square around 7:25 p.m.
The officer eventually let go after Gunny dragged him about 15 feet. He was treated for minor injuries at Bellevue.
Gunny trotted back toward a nearby garage where police horses rest during shifts.