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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
November 03, 2008
Michael and Marianne Rountree, the owners of a pair of tobiano Paint horses found shot and killed in their pasture, are offering a $20,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the capture of the horses' assailant. The couple... Read More
September 08, 2008
"The Year of the Stolen Horse," an event organized by Stolen Horse International Inc., commemorates a decade of fighting horse theft and is designed to bring expanded theft prevention and recovery services to the horse industry.
Stolen Hors... Read More
August 28, 2008
Stolen Horse International is asking horse owners to help locate Maximum Reflections, a 12-year-old Paint gelding who was taken from his pasture in Flat Rock, Ill., on Aug. 23.
Keith Caughren, stepfather of Max's 13-year-old owner,... Read More
August 16, 2008
A 21-year-old chestnut Morgan mare was found after being missing for over 40 hours in the Blueridge Wildlife Management Area of the 65,000 Chattahoochee National Forest.
July 14, 2008
Charlz, the 17-year-old Arabian horse that became separated from his rider on May 25, continued to elude searchers this weekend.
Eight mounted volunteers from a local stable combed the Freetown Massachusetts State Forest on Sunday.... Read More
July 14, 2008
Capone 1, the Holsteiner show jumping stallion reported as stolen in Washington State, is the focal point of a civil lawsuit concerning his ownership, according to attorneys representing both sides of the dispute.
According to terms of... Read More
June 25, 2008
It's been a long and frustrating six weeks for horse trainer Douglas Spink and the syndicate who own show-jumping stallion Capone 1. The stallion was allegedly stolen from his stable in Bellingham, Wash., on May 16.
While Spink says the... Read More
June 14, 2008
Despite considerable opposition from groups who say the program is unworkable or an invasion of privacy, the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is making inexorable inroads into the lives of horse owners.
Jim Morehead, DVM,... Read More