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    09-26-2011, 03:31 PM
  #31
Foal
You did the right thing. You tried. That is what matters. Kudos to you!
     
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    09-27-2011, 08:29 AM
  #32
Yearling
I don't think anyone is denying the fact that a theif Can geld a stolen stallion... but like SR said, it wouldnt be worth it for a horse only being passed off around the $500 or even $1000 mark.
The theif would want to pass it on as quick as possible, not nurse a horse who just had an operation.
I think it prob went for meat.. quick money, no evidence left behind.
OP, if it were my horse, I would appreciate anyone trying to help. Your heart was certainly in the right place, and I am glad they thanked you.
     
    09-27-2011, 10:57 PM
  #33
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by LetAGrlShowU    
Thats awesome that there are organizations for this type of thing.
As far as the horse not being hers because he's gelded..i did what I could and it was left up to her. Personally, I would have gone to see the horse. That's just me. Im also the persno whose car was stolen and found it myself before the police did.
I would have gone to see it too, especially as the front pasterns look very similar in a wonky way.
Some people wouldn't bother with a vet to geld a horse they had stolen, they'd do it themselves~shudder
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    09-28-2011, 07:41 AM
  #34
Foal
That is true. They are not going to pay a vet bill more than a quick coggins for a sale at an auction. Bad as it sounds, the money is usually what they are after and gelding and wound care is too expensive. That is a ugly possibility. I do hope you find your horse. I hope we can help you get an alert out.
     
    09-28-2011, 10:02 AM
  #35
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by LetAGrlShowU    
Thats awesome that there are organizations for this type of thing.
As far as the horse not being hers because he's gelded..i did what I could and it was left up to her. Personally, I would have gone to see the horse. That's just me. Im also the persno whose car was stolen and found it myself before the police did.
And who knows if the thief actually looked? Some stallions are 'small' and have a gelding attitude.

*shrugs*

If it were my horse, I would or have someone I know follow up on all leads. You just never know these days!
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    09-29-2011, 09:48 AM
  #36
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by LetAGrlShowU    
The owner called me back. Not the same horse. Speed- she did say "her boy is a stud, this horse is not". Also, she changed her whole tune and genuinely thanked me for trying to be considerate. I wished her luck..
May be first time she was too nervous/excited, which sometime sounds like "attitude" (especially on phone). I hope they'll find the horse though! It's a total shame what happened... :(
     
    09-29-2011, 11:00 AM
  #37
Foal
I talk to a lot of people for Debi. Because as one person, she can't do it all. So she may send me an email about a situation that has caught her attention. When you talk to them, they are usually in the moment of it happening and not sure we even existed. It takes time to explain where to go on the computer link and how to file a report and whether to file as missing or stolen depending on the situation. If it is civil, that makes it where one can't file stolen because it is a legal case.

But, the fact that you called was good. I, too, called and left a message. Hopefully, she will try to file a report so people can be made more aware of her situation.

The nice the about the site is my horses are already in the system along with their microchip registration and freeze brand marking and NetPosse aka Stolen Horse International has cds of all my horses and of me with my horses and a friend with me with my horses. There my witness, on my farm along with the microchip, freeze brand and pictures. These are really good things to have and do in the event one becomes a victim of horse, tack, trailer thief. Do you know your vin # on your horse trailer? I have pictures of the trailers, tags, etc.

Plus, my trailers have locks on them. Does it mean I have done all I can. No, but it is a start.

Next on my list is a night camera, day security camera, night security light that comes on when folks drive by or stop. Plus, the alarm sign.

I do have and gave out Farm Watch signs I bought from Stolen Horse International aka NetPosse.com Store. I bought 20 signs to dole out to neighbors after we were getting hit in our farm community. To me it was a little insurance to let people know , we do drive around and look at each others places during the day and at night.
     
    09-29-2011, 11:02 AM
  #38
Foal
One other thing, if I go out of town. I have a very nice house sitter. I use her every time. She stays and lives at my house. I can trust her. It has been a long friendship. It helps to have a person like that for back up.
     
    09-30-2011, 08:17 PM
  #39
Foal
It's pretty suspicuius that the ad trying to sell the horse has now been taken down. I really hope the rightful owners get their horse back, I can't imagine having one of my babies taken from me.
     
    10-09-2011, 12:22 PM
  #40
Weanling
Personally, for trying to help a person whose lost a friend. You're not the only one as I've spent an hour here and there doing checks on Netposse and then checking through craigslist, horseclicks, and other sites to see if I happen across any suspicious look alikes.

If it were my horse out there I'd be grateful to anyone who was helping me look. Just the same for kids.
     

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