Thieves Steal College Tack; Donations Needed

Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., was cleaned out of horse tack on Friday, June 6. In all, 18 saddles (English and Western) were stolen, plus all the leather halters, lead ropes, and bridles. The small college has a variety of summer riding camps for kids, and while the staff has been able to borrow enough tack to hold classes, they are in need of donations of tack or funds to buy equipment, said Harold Rainwater, director of the school's equine program.

"We need snaffle bits, halters, bridles, at least two English saddles, and some Western saddles, lead ropes, saddle pads…you name it. They cleaned us out," said Rainwater.

Some of the equipment that was stolen belonged to students and volunteers. The state police have been given a complete list of stolen property, some of which was marked and can be identified.

Anyone wanting to assist this small riding program can contact Rainwater on his cell phone at 859/229-3423.

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