Originally Posted by Palomine
Read you have been doing some sleuthing. Good for you.
Might also check netposse to see if there are any horses missing that fit description of horse he has too.
As for not wanting to halter horses in case of fire, and just opening doors and chasing them out....if these horses are used to being stalled, that will not work. They will just go right back in their stalls, or to end of barn and die.
They do not fear fire. They have to be led out and secured to save them.
Net posse's a good I idea! I will look. The horse they have would be easy to ID because of his markings.
Also, this is why I said push em out of the stalls and close the doors behind them so they could not reenter. Our horses are also not stalled all the time, only certain times of the year, and they really don't like to be stalled. They gladly leave if a door is left unguarded. I have considered buying those fire halters they sell or taking the throat straps off a few regular halters to be quicker to put on an off for emergency uses. The halters they have now would waste so much time in an emergency. If the barn were truly on fire it would be gone before you had time to individually halter and lead each horse out.