Have you contacted NetPosse yet? They research these things enough that, if they publicize your case, it will lend credibility to your situation, as at face value, your story leaves me with a lot of questions... including how long was the agreement for the friend to care for your horse, and how long was the horse actually in the friend's care?
Personally, I'd be reluctant to tell you if I saw "your" horse at this point, until I spoke with all parties and saw the facts (contracts for care, etc) myself. NetPosse will basically do that for you... I'm just telling you this from the perspective of someone who's help you are appealing to.
The story of a stolen horse is always a sad one, but there are so many variables that go into equine care and keeping contracts, laws and situations, that situations get cloudy and sticky in a hurry. I'm not trying to personally offend you - I sincerely hope this situation is remedied appropriately... however, these are things to take into consideration when you find yourself in such a cruddy position.
Last edited by sillyhorses; 04-10-2013 at 11:35 AM.