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Person hospitalized after pony goes into crowd during Templeton Fourth of July parade

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Jul 04, 2023

UPDATE: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's officials released more information regarding an incident at the Templeton Fourth of July Parade.

Sheriff's officials say a pony pulling a cart with two people inside was spooked and entered the crowd.

When the pony entered the crowd, the shaft that attaches the cart to the pony's harness, struck a 61-year-old woman in the leg, impaling the shaft in her thigh.

Sheriff deputies, Templeton Fire officials and San Luis Ambulance responded to the incident.

The woman was transported to the local hospital and the extent of her injury is unknown at this time.

Sheriff officials say the people in the cart were not injured. The parade was then diverted to another street while the woman was being treated.
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One person was hospitalized after a pony was spooked during the Templeton Fourth of July Parade.

According to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened on the 600 block of Crocker Street during the parade Tuesday morning.

Sheriff's officials say the pony was hauling a carriage in the parade when for unknown reasons it was spooked and went into the crowd.

When the pony entered the crowd, sheriff's officials say someone was hit and that person was transported to the hospital for their injuries.

The condition of that person was not immediately available, and it is unknown
at this time if it was the horse or the carriage that caused the injury.

Sheriff's officials say the pony was its own entity in the parade; as of right now, it is unknown if it was affiliated with any business or company.