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Pony and Miniature Horses Reported Stolen

September 26, 2009

Miniature Horses in California and Alabama, and a pony in New York, have been reported stolen, said an alert from Stolen Horse International, Inc., aka NetPosse.com.

In Mendocino County, Calif., two Miniature Horses, a black stallion known... Read More

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Miami Horse Poaching: Another Arrest Made

September 22, 2009

A second Florida man is in custody in connection with two horse poaching incidents, including the death of horse in Miami Gardens butchered for its meat.

Miami-Dade Police arrested Santiago Cabrera, 19, on Monday in connection with Read More

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Arrest Made in Miami Horse Poaching Investigation

September 17, 2009

An arrest has been made in connection with the recent spate of horse killings in the Miami-Dade County area, multiple local media outlets report.

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Miami Horse Poaching: Arrest, Criminal Charges Made

September 17, 2009

A Florida man faces multiple criminal charges in connection with two horse poaching incidents including the death of a horse in Miami Gardens butchered for its meat.

The horse was Read More

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Florida Horse Poaching Information Rewards Rise to $20K

September 15, 2009

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a series of horse poaching incidents in Florida rose to $20,000 today when Crime Stoppers of Miami-Dade County Inc. increased its reward offer to $15,000.... Read More

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Tampa Police Investigate Horse Theft

September 14, 2009

Police in Hillsborough County, Fla., are seeking two men and a woman suspected of stealing five horses from a Seffner pasture on Sept. 5.

The stolen horses were among eight located in the pasture when the suspects cut a fence, drove a... Read More

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Five Horses Stolen from Florida Pasture

September 13, 2009

Five horses have been reported stolen from their Tampa-area pasture. An eyewitness watched the situation unfold, unaware the animals were being stolen.

The thieves pulled up a fence post, cut the fence, and released two horses of their own... Read More

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Miami Gardens Horse Reported Butchered

September 10, 2009

Investigations into a series of horse poaching incidents in Florida expanded again on Wednesday when a horse was discovered dead in the paddock of a Miami Gardens ranch.

The... Read More

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Stolen Barrel Horse Recovering

September 02, 2009

A champion barrel horse is recovering from injuries sustained when it was allegedly stolen during a rodeo event in South Dakota in July, but its competitive future remains in question, said owner Wendy Halweg.

Halweg and her horse... Read More

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Horse Poachers Target of Community Watch Project

August 24, 2009

A community campaign might convince poachers that horse owners in Miami-Dade and Broward counties are on the alert to stop them, hopes Judy Paul, mayor of Davie, Fla.

At least 17 horses have been stolen and apparently butchered fo... Read More

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Tips to Stop Horse Poachers Offered by Police

August 13, 2009

While their probe into a series of horse poaching incidents continues, the Miami-Dade County Police are asking horse owners to do their part to keep their animals safe.

At least 17 horses have been stolen and apparently butchered for... Read More

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Florida Horse Poaching Tip Reward Rises

August 12, 2009

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for a series of horse poaching incidents in Florida rose to $8,000 on Tuesday when Crime Stoppers of Miami-Dade County Inc. added $3,000 to existing reward... Read More

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U.S. Thoroughbred Stallion Reported Butchered in Peru

August 11, 2009

Drilling for Oil, a U.S. Thoroughbred graded stakes winner who was sent to Peru in July for stallion duty, was found dead after being butchered for his meat, according to the Read More

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Florida Horse Killing Investigation Expands Again

July 28, 2009

The investigation into a series of Florida horse poaching incidents expanded again Sunday when another horse was found dead in its pasture, apparently slaughtered for its meat.

A caretaker discovered the horse's carcass in a pasture near it... Read More

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Barrel Horse Theft Investigations Continue

July 20, 2009

Charges connected to the alleged theft and abuse of a barrel horse remain pending until prosecutors can verify facts surrounding the case.

The horse was competing in the... Read More

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Horse Poaching: Miami-Dade Police Investigate New Report

July 20, 2009

Law enforcement authorities in Florida are investigating the death of another horse apparently butchered for its meat.

Miami-Dade County Police discovered the horse's carcass July 19 after an anonymous tipster reported it... Read More

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Barrel Horse Theft: Arrest Likely, Sheriff Says

July 09, 2009

Arrests in connection with the theft and abuse of a barrel horse in South Dakota could take place this week according to Stanley County law enforcement authorities.

The horse was competing in the Fort Pierre Rodeo when it was taken from the... Read More

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Horse Reported Stolen from Ohio Fairgrounds

June 24, 2009

A sorrel Quarter Horse gelding named Doc Rancher (barn name Lucky), has been reported as stolen June 20 between 2:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. from his stall at the Champagne County Fairgrounds in Urbana, Ohio.

Owned since February 2008 by Amanda... Read More

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Florida Horse Poaching Continues

May 14, 2009

Police in Miramar, Fla., are searching for poachers responsible for killing two Paso Fino horses for their meat. The horses' butchered carcasses were discovered in their pasture on May 6 when their owner arrived to feed them.

The case is th... Read More

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Florida Poachers Target Horses

March 31, 2009

On Feb. 27 Ivonne Rodriguez's Paint horse, Geronimo, went missing from his Miami, Fla., pasture. Rodriguez immediately filed a police report and canvassed the neighborhood for information about her horse. Six days later, Miami-Dade... Read More

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Missing Jumper Located

March 13, 2009

Good Guinness, the Grand Prix jumper reported missing, has been found, trainer Patrick Seaton confirmed the evening of March 12.

The horse was allegedly found at Resolution Far... Read More

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'Imposter' Horse Identified in Missing Jumper Case

March 12, 2009

A horse that was purported to be missing Irish Sport Horse Good Guinness has been identified as a horse named Con Air. This horse was imported from Holland in 2004, according to New Jersey trainer Frank Madden, who received Con Air in place of... Read More

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Jumper Reported Missing After Cross-Country Haul

March 11, 2009

Grand Prix jumper Good Guinness has been reported missing after his California-based trainer, Patrick Seaton, shipped him to New York to try to sell him on the East Coast.

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Kansas Trainer Vows Court Fight Over Relocated Horses

November 10, 2008

Kansas horse trainer Tammy Blase vowed to challenge landlord Scott Becker and his family in court on grounds that he violated their lease agreement by ordering the Nov. 4 removal of 59 horses from Mount Bethel Farm in Meriden, Kan., without firs... Read More

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Horses Grab Headlines in Kansas Financial Dispute

November 07, 2008

A group of 59 horses became the subject of a Jackson County, Kan., police investigation this week after they were reported stolen, then recovered, and then revealed to be collateral in a financial dispute between a Meriden, Kan., farm owner and... Read More