Cal Poly horses get loose from enclosure, wander into student housing

Posted at 4:30 PM, Jul 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-27 20:19:17-04

15 horses got loose from their enclosure off Grand Avenue in San Luis Obispo this morning and wandered into the yakʔitʸutʸu student housing complex and other nearby residence halls on the Cal Poly campus.

University Spokesperson Matt Lazier said in an email to KSBY that UPD Officers were able to corral the horses.

Members of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences were called to safely return the animals to their enclosure and secure them.

Cal Poly Vice President of Student Affairs, Keith Humphrey, posted on Facebook about the incident.

Living on campus is so great everyone wants into our halls! In all seriousness, the horses are back in their paddock safe and sound! #allpartofthejob

Posted by Cal Poly VPSA Keith Humphrey on Saturday, July 27, 2019

Lazier said it is unclear how the horses got loose but according to comments on Facebook from the Equine Center Supervisor, students left the pasture gate open by accident.

No other issues were reported in connection to the loose horses.