“...Richmond’s mounted police are a familiar sight. But dozens of horses moving through the city herdlike is something else.
“‘Some of the people acted like they'd never seen a horse before,’ said 14-year-old rider Alex Burgess, from very un-Richmond-like King William County, after the four-hour trip.
“‘Is this part of the 10K?’ wondered a Fan District resident yesterday behind William Fox Elementary School as distant flashing lights from police cruisers signaled the arrival of some amorphous delegation from the east. And there was this from sidewalk stroller Bill Pahnelas: ‘I thought it was a hostage situation.’
“At the Carillon, Larry Rohr and his band of Frisbee golfers, a Sunday fixture there since 1975, looked up from their tossing to see the horses pass. ‘It’s a lovely site,’ said Rohr, who carried a satchel of 13 Frisbees. ‘We see them every year.’”