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sammerson 02-07-2012 12:59 PM

Two Horses Stolen from South Dallas Horse Camp
 
This is just sad. If anyone knows anything about this I encourage you to contact authorities.

Here is the link and I'm also pasting the story below so you can read it.

Yahoo! Local Beta News - Two Horses Stolen From South Dallas Church Camp

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Thieves cut through a barbed wire fence to steal two horses from a church camp in southwest Dallas last week.
The horses, Zip and Blaze, were the two most popular among children who take riding lessons at Camp El Har.
Camp staff last saw them Monday evening, when they were let out to pasture. The camp’s equestrian director, Tiffany Gardner, noticed them missing Tuesday, when she opened the gate.
“Eight came and two were missing, and the two that were missing were ones that never hang behind,” said Gardner.
In the farthest, darkest corner of the pasture, camp staff found the barbed wire had been cut on the weakest portion of their fence.
“So, it seemed like they knew what they were doing. They knew the pasture and the property,” said Gardner.
They may also have known the horses. They picked two of the easiest and most obedient.
“The kids; these two are their favorite horses,” said Gardner. “Listening to the kids react to the news was heartbreaking.”
“I was sad. I didn’t want to go to school,” said Katherine Kurylas, 11, who attends camp every Saturday.
She admits the loss has been hard to accept.
“’Cause I had a connection with them. Like we were friends. I wasn’t just a person who rode them, we were friends,” she said.
Since the theft, Gardner has moved two privately owned horses off the camp site, leaving the children with only six.
There are also signs the thieves may have returned.
Thursday, staff members found someone had opened all the gates.
“Do we suspend the camp? Do we continue and do what we can? Do we wait until summer and rebuild the program then? We don’t really know what we’re going to do,” said Gardner.
As for the kids, they can only assume whoever took their horses didn’t understand.
“I don’t think they understand how, what they mean to us,’ said Kurylas.
The camp staff is working to better secure the property while police investigate.
Gardner has also contacted auction houses and posted the news on Facebook, hoping someone may recognize the horses.
A community of horse lovers has responded, as well, spreading fliers with the horses’ pictures. 
To print your own copy of the flier, head to the camp’s website.

Taffy Clayton 02-08-2012 01:39 AM

So sorry to hear this good luck to you and the kids!!

Duren 02-08-2012 02:56 AM

Theres a FB post being passed around about this as well. Lots of theft recently in the DWF area. I believe someone tried to cut the cable lock into my pasture back in September. The cops didnt seem to care.

loveshorses79 02-18-2012 12:06 AM

aww that's horrible. I hope they find them.

AlexS 02-18-2012 02:30 AM

Has this theft been posted here?

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happy123 02-28-2012 05:22 PM

Why would anyone steal from a little church camp? Sad >>

Maple 02-29-2012 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by happy123 (Post 1383312)
Why would anyone steal from a little church camp? Sad >>

Suppose if they are in the frame of mind to steal a horse in the first place they aren't going to care much who they steal it from :evil:

TexanFreedom 05-05-2012 09:38 PM

Duren: That's bad D:

I saw something on CL about this. So, so, sad.

Hoofprints on my heart 06-14-2012 02:29 PM

why would anyone do that thats horriable


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