RPD gets neighbor’s help with roaming horses

RPD gets neighbor's help with roaming horses
Photo courtesy of the Richmond Police Department

In terms of banding together to solve problems, the Richmond community doesn’t horse around.

On Wednesday morning, Richmond police officers responded to a call about two horses roaming the area of Sheldon Elementary School, located at 2601 May Road, police said.

The officer managed to corral the horse and her foal within the parking lot of the school, but the horses became restless and escaped, trotting toward San Pablo Dam Road.

Meanwhile, another officer knocked on doors in the area, eventually finding a neighbor nearby who trains horses.

The officers stopped traffic on San Pablo Dam Road to provide space for the horses and the helpful neighbor, and after a few minutes the horses were corralled and leashed,” police said.

In the end, the foal got the last word — one of the officers who was walking the animals off the main road was “nipped” by the foal, police said.

The foal was “probably confused why they were being escorted home by police officers,” police said.

Contra County County Animal Control officers arrived at 2:30 a.m. and the horses were released to their custody.