Missing Southern Arkansas University Horse Found Dead

Law enforcement personnel in Oklahoma have discovered the remains of a Quarter Horse stolen from the Southern Arkansas University (SAU) campus last month.

On Nov. 2, five Quarter Horses belonging to students who are members of the school's collegiate rodeo team were taken from the Mulerider Stables on the university's Magnolia, Ark., campus. A horse trailer and a variety of equestrian equipment were also taken from the stables. The trailer and miscellaneous tack were later recovered. Four of the missing horses were recovered in McCurtain County, Okla., on Nov. 15.

University spokesman Jeremy Langley said that on Nov. 25 McCurtain County Sheriff's Department personnel discovered the remains of the fifth missing horse, a 15-year-old sorrel gelding named Credit Card.

Langley declined to disclose the condition of the horse's remains or specifically where the remains were found: "Due to the (ongoing) investigation, the police are not releasing that information at this time."

Anyone with information about the thefts should call the SAU Police Department at 870/235-4100 or Arkansas State Police Investigator Hays McWhirter at 870/703-2065, Langley said.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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