Five teens aged 13 through 16 arrested for horse theft in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities said five Louisiana teenagers were arrested on suspicion of stealing two horses that appeared to be physically abused. The state Department of Agriculture and Forestry said in a statement that the five teens are from St. Landry Parish and range from 13 to 16 years old. Investigators from the state… Continue reading Five teens aged 13 through 16 arrested for horse theft in Baton Rouge

Jefferson County Missouri family searching for missing therapy horse

Story via Channel 6 KDSK A therapy horse has been reported missing in Jefferson County, Mo. "Cooper" was reported missing from his pasture in Cedar Hill, Mo., July 11. The owner — who suffered a serious injury several years ago and uses the horse to rebuild rebuild leg strength — is offering a reward for… Continue reading Jefferson County Missouri family searching for missing therapy horse

Police warn horse owners over Blidworth mystery mane plaits (Eng)

ThisIsNottingham.co.uk reports: POLICE have been left baffled by a series of mysterious plaits found in the manes of horses and ponies in fields near a Notts village. Officers are investigating after one of the plaits was found in the hair of a pony in a field near Blidworth. The owner reported it to police believing… Continue reading Police warn horse owners over Blidworth mystery mane plaits (Eng)

Help sought locating stolen miniature horses in Ocala

Cross-posted from Ocala.com Written by AUSTIN L. MILLER OCALA - Sheriff’s deputies are seeking help finding four miniature horses that were stolen from Ocala West Training Center at 14871 S.W. 20th Place, according to the owner. The victim told a sheriff’s deputy her daughter last saw the animals was Thursday, May 20. On Sunday, when… Continue reading Help sought locating stolen miniature horses in Ocala

Stolen barrel racing horse turned up in Springfield area (US)

Cross-posted from Ky3 (originating story at TheHorse.com) A horse that was stolen from his eastern Illinois home more than a year ago turned up in the Springfield, Mo., area. The paint gelding, named Max, was reunited with his 14-year-old owner this week. Kaitlynn Bilskie never gave up hope in finding her barrel racing partner, said… Continue reading Stolen barrel racing horse turned up in Springfield area (US)

From race horse to main course in Miami (US)

Horses are being poached and slaughtered for their meat on the black market Cross-posted from NBC Miami By JEFF BURNSIDE and TODD WRIGHT The story sounds like the summary of a bad horror flick. Dozens of horses disappearing in the dead of night only to be found stripped of skin and meat on a roadside.… Continue reading From race horse to main course in Miami (US)