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Horses escape stables, run wild in Golden Gate Park

Their taste of freedom was glorious but all too brief

San Francisco park rangers and SFPD officers had to put on their cowboy hats early Wednesday morning after dozens of horses escaped from a stable in Golden Gate Park.

“It's unclear what led to this morning's jailbreak, or who all the horses belong to,” reports SFist. “We know that as of the last couple months, the Recreation and Parks Department was offering trail rides from the Bercut Equestrian Field, and presumably some extra horses were brought in for that.”

Exactly how the equines escaped was not immediately clear. According to KTVU, “Rangers and wranglers had already found all of the missing animals and were walking them back home.”

Also of note, some of the horses made their way into a nearby dog park, which, were any pooches in the area at the time, could’ve made for the greatest buddy pairing since peanut butter and chocolate.

Here’s footage of the horses frolicking in the dog park.

No injuries were reported.