Perhaps they took a wrong turn off an Elysian Park trail. Maybe they thought the El Rancho Market was in a more rural location. But how else to explain why a man, woman and young child were riding a pair of horses through the streets of Echo Park on Tuesday afternoon. It was about 2 p.m. when Rick Morton snapped the above photo of the urban equestrians at Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street. The horses then clomped away north on Alvarado. Morton, of course, was surprised to see horses at the intersection but was also surprised that they did not appear to attract much attention from pedestrians.
* Correction: An earlier version of this post said the horses were seen on Wednesday afternoon. That’s not right. They were seen on Tuesday afternoon.
Photo by Rick Morton