Whoa Nelly! Horses go on joy ride in SF’s Golden Gate Park – San Francisco Chronicle

horseNearly two dozen horses escaped from a stable and hoofed it through Golden Gate Park in San Francisco early Wednesday, sending park rangers on an impromptu roundup. Twenty-three horses bolted about 5 a.m. from a corral at the Bercut Equitation Field in Golden Gate Park and galloped through the city’s sprawling green space, said Connie Chan, a spokeswoman with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. Stable hands and park rangers were immediately deployed to wrangle the horses back to the stables, Chan said. The horses were returned to their home within two hours. There were no reports of injuries. Park rangers were investigating how the horses got loose. Chan declined to confirm news reports that a gate was left open at the stables. The horses are part of a pilot program by the city Recreation and Park Department to offer park visitors an opportunity to ride on trails in Golden Gate and McLaren parks, Chan said. The trial runs through June 30. Sarah Ravani is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: sravani@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @SarRavani

Source: Whoa Nelly! Horses go on joy ride in SF’s Golden Gate Park – San Francisco Chronicle

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I'm a landscape historian and professor emeritus of landscape architecture, UC Davis. I live in San Francisco.
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One Response to Whoa Nelly! Horses go on joy ride in SF’s Golden Gate Park – San Francisco Chronicle

  1. Stephen Kane says:

    What a sight that must have been! Sorry now that I let the rain keep me inside …

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