How did horses get on Interstate 280?
Original post made on Jan 2, 2013
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 3:37 PM
on Jan 2, 2013 at 4:19 pm
I sure hope the surviving horse is in stable condition.
on Jan 3, 2013 at 10:56 am
Horses have been getting loose from Webb Ranch for decades. My sister's horse got loose from there in the late 60's.
on Jan 3, 2013 at 11:29 am
Webb Ranch is a great place and one of the last family-friendly barns in the area. I've boarded horses there for 25 years and leased horses at Garrods and Fremont Hills before that.
Horses at ANY stable can get loose because a rider falls off, a gate is accidentally left open, or a mischievous horse figures out a way through or around a fence. Most of the time the horse runs home, is caught, or finds the nearest patch of grass as Tom described. This was a freak accident that the horses traveled over a mile and wandered onto the highway in the middle of the night. Fortunately, at 5 AM on a Saturday of a holiday weekend there weren't many cars on the road.
All of us at the ranch are very sad about the horses. They were greatly loved and well-cared for. I'm also one of Jean Gillon's swimming team mates at Menlo Masters and we're all glad she survived such a terrifying accident. We are sending her our good thoughts and prayers. I hope Mr. Stein has made it safely back home.