Horse Castrated, Dies in Texas

Texas law enforcement authorities are seeking whoever castrated a stallion before leaving him to die in a Fannin County pasture.

Fannin County Sheriff Mike Johnson said an owner reported finding her stallion castrated and dead in his pasture on April 10. The police report stated the owner found the horse when she went out to feed him, Johnson said.

“Someone had tried to choke the horse with a rope, then castrated it,” he said.

The owner told police the horse was used for breeding and valued at approximately $50,000, he said.

Johnson said investigators have a person of interest, but declined further comment citing the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Fannin County Sheriff's Office at 903/583-2143.

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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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