While I was in Washington DC for the Inaugural one of the mares was taken from our pasture.
This was the mare that was chased into my yard last year then foaled a filly in April.
The person chasing her told me to keep her and that they would not return to get her.
She was underweight and very skittish. Took me weeks to be touch her.
While riding her I was stopped by a man that asked where I got the mare.
He told me that they bought her at auction and that she was wild. Once he saw me riding her he wanted her back.
I told him bring me 350 a month for 6 months and he would have her back.
After she foaled I was once again told they wanted the mare and filly back. I refused once again.
Jesus and Miquel noticed the locks were cut on the gate last friday while I was away. The filly was racing around the pasture and the other horses were very skittish.
They located the mare Sunday at a house about 3 miles away.
They called the sherrif. The owner of the house showed the sherrif the bill of sale form the auction as proof of ownership. This mare has two brands on her left side an 86 and a 0. Jesus called me and I talked to the deputy he informed me that I needed proof of ownership.
I only had a coggins test from Sept of last year and August of this year.
I told the deputy that I would be back on Wednesday.
Thankfully today when the sherriff and I went to the house the mare was still there. Looked as if she had not been fed and there was no water available.
The guy comes out of the house saying that he did not speak english so I told him in spainish that I wanted my horse. He then told me to take the mare and go that he was only holding her for a friend.
That was all I needed to hear. . She has a few cuts and is very thin and nervous. She did allow me to catch her and load into the trailer.
The mare is now in the round pen with water and hay.
Now I have to feed her to restore the weight she has lost. She was losing condition from nursing her foal but now she is severly underweight. I don't think they fed her at all. Shalom