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post #11 of 17 Old 10-29-2013, 08:07 AM
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Sounds more like an escaped horse than a wild one. Wild horses would not chose to come near civilisation if they had any other option. As a youngster, he may not have had heaps of handling though, if he is young that is.

We've had horses come out of the bush/ forest at our farm before, looking all wild eyed and sometimes skinny, but they were scared because they had no herd and no familiar people or surroundings, not because they were wild.

The three separate occasions that come to mind are horses that had something happen at home to force them to bolt though or over fences. A couple were from bad storms, one had been chased by dogs. They ended up at our place because it was the first place they got to with other herd animals or in your case other horses.

I'm guessing there is a worried owner out there somewhere. When the vet comes they can check for brands, or microchips and get a concrete description ( age, gender, colouring, breed, markings) which should help in getting him home.
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post #12 of 17 Old 10-29-2013, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE! I went to the barn really early today and the horse calmed down A LOT. The vet said he was about 5 and he just had a cut on his leg. The vet said he is probably a quarter horse. He is or was definitely someones horse. He just needed some sleep or something. He let's you halter him and when I groomed him he turned out to be a pretty palomino boy I thought he was almost white but it was really misty that day and he really isn't. He calmed down in a day so he is definitely not wild. He is a real sweetheart and the barn owner and I called all the people in our area who owns horses none of them are missing any horse. Now we are just trying to figure out what to do?
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post #13 of 17 Old 10-29-2013, 04:36 PM
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Put out found ads on Craig's list, and in the local paper, or local radio stations. However, when you put the adds up, DO NOT give a description of the horse, simply say "horse found, call *insert number here* for more information". When someone calls, ask for a description of the horse they are searching for, and make sure they describe the correct horse. This will prevent some random stranger from being like "oh yes, I have been looking for poor scooter!" and then selling "their" horse for dog meat. If no one claims him after a few weeks, I guess you got a horse!
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post #14 of 17 Old 10-29-2013, 04:46 PM
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Sandy, Oregon isn't exactly in the wilderness :) so I doubt that he would be a "wild" horse. Probably got dumped or escaped from his owner.
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post #15 of 17 Old 10-29-2013, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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I'm think I'm going to do what chckoverlord said it sounds like a good idea and the barn owner doesn't care what we do with the horse as long as it goes to a good home. :)
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post #16 of 17 Old 10-30-2013, 12:07 AM
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I would contact your local law enforcement agency and animal control to let them know you have found a horse but are willing to keep it until the owner shows up. That way you have a record that you've reported a found horse and if I lost a horse that would be the first contacts I made other than asking my neighbors if they've seen it.
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post #17 of 17 Old 10-30-2013, 02:42 AM
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Put the word out with vets and farriers around too. Between them they will know a lot of horses and might know where he belongs.
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