Where will a lost horse go? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 09-08-2010, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
Where will a lost horse go?

I have been a horse owner most of my life. I am ashamed to say I don't have good advice for a relative that just lost a new horse. They had just taken ownership and put the mare in the pasture. Some neighbors were firing gunshots and the horse apparently spooked, jumped the fence and ran away. She had just been hauled about 10 miles from her former home. Since she is unfamilar with the new home I am sure she will not try to find her way back there. Is it likely she will try to go to her former home or will she wander? Any advice is appreciated.
Texas Jacket is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 Old 09-08-2010, 08:26 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: some where on my farm
Posts: 1,825
• Horses: 5
most likley..but igve oyur local sheriff dept a call this a decription of what she looks like

KANSAS_TWISTER is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 09-08-2010, 08:31 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 22,258
• Horses: 0
10 miles isn't that far in the horse mind. It is pretty likely that she will end up back at her former home unless she finds a more interesting pasture containing horses between there and home. Most horses have a miraculous sense of direction and can find their way home from a very long way, even in a strange direction. Just to be on the safe side though, call the local authorities, animal control if they have one, drive around the neighborhood looking for prints and piles of fresh manure, talk to neighbors to see if they have seen her and which direction she was headed in. If she doesn't turn up before tomorrow, then they might want to put up fliers with pictures in local feed stores, grocery stores, tack stores, vet's offices, anywhere people go. Make sure that all the local vets know about the missing horse in case she ends up injured and a stranger brings her for treatment.

Of course, all that is precautionary, my bet is that she shows up at her former home.
smrobs is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 09-08-2010, 08:31 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,716
• Horses: 1
I'd check her old home. You might be surprised at how a horse can find there way home.

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
Solon is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 09-08-2010, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
Where will a lost horse go?

Thank you all for your thoughts and suggestions. They have been very helpful. I really didn't know if she would have the instinct to try to go to her last home. In all my years around horses we never had one lost or found more than a couple of farms away.
They are still getting the word out and searching. The vets and feed stores were places we had not thought of yet, so thanks once again.

Blessings to all you horse buddies...
Texas Jacket is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 09-08-2010, 10:06 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,083
• Horses: 2
Good luck in the search-most likely will go just as smrobs said......imo

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......
franknbeans is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 09-09-2010, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
Thank you. I hope so, no luck yet!
Texas Jacket is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
horse has lost her mind snoggle Horse Training 14 11-11-2009 05:40 PM
My horse lost 20 centimeters of his tongue - how can we help him? Brinken Horse Health 11 01-18-2009 04:07 AM
my horse has lost weight help please hrsjmpr32 Horse Health 25 11-05-2008 08:28 PM
My horse has lost it! HELP! lkvnyc Horse Training 17 12-20-2007 08:09 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome