Horses wander onto golf course in Oro Valley - Tucson News Now

Horses wander onto golf course in Oro Valley

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By Rachel Krismann / Tucson News Now Intern

ORO VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - How many horses does it take to ruin a game of golf?

Two were running loose near the El Conquistador Country Club and the Canada Hills section of Oro Valley around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, causing double takes from golfers and local residents, who called police for assistance.

The horses crossed a couple busy roads before they found their way to the 11th hole of the Conquistador golf course. 

Bonnie Quinn was just one of the people who spotted the horses and captured photos and video of the unique sight.

Two cowboys attempted to lasso the horses, but the horses took off down the fairway past golfers, who quickly jumped onto a nearby golf cart, Quinn said.

"The video of them was shot at the highest hole," Quinn said. "They had a panoramic view, that's why they probably kept coming back to that hole."

Oro Valley Police were called and followed the horses, who were loose for about an hour before they were captured. They were taken back to the stables on Owlhead Road, where they were being boarded. The owners are out-of-state owners.

Lt. Kara Riley said horses getting loose in those neck of the woods is not uncommon and actually happens often.

"Our main concern is for the safety of the animals," Riley said. "It can be pretty dangerous."

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