I got the very sad news today that a friend's QH breeding stallion was killed, by a "wild" cat. We are all in shock. The man that owned and trained our gelding Sarge, had bred and raised this stallion. Last year he transferred ownership to a longtime friend and retained breeding rights. His new owner has gone on trailrides with us and this stud was her baby.
I don't know any details other than he was attacked and killed in Kirbyville, TX which is in southeast Texas. Parks and Wildlife came out and I think they are going to try to hunt the cat down. This stud was a big boy...about 1375 lbs - sweet as a baby - about 12 years old or so.
We are all shocked that a cat would attack a horse this large. We go camping up there all the time..and of course, our friends live up there. Keep this family in your prayers...she is devastated over the loss of Rimfire.