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post #1 of 3 Old 01-20-2015, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Any possibility of tracking down a horse?

When I was in high school (ten years ago now), I rode a horse in lessons that I should have bought (but didn't because I was saving money for college). While I was at college, the stables closed and the horses owned by them were sold. I have no idea what happened to the people who owned or managed the property.

I know it's a long shot, but I'm wondering if it would be possible to track down that horse. Even if I can't buy him (funds are still pretty short), I'd like to know what happened to him and that he's being cared for. He would be getting old or may have even passed away - I'm not sure how old he was ten years ago, but at a guess it was in the 10 to 15 year old range.

His name was Little John, he was purchased from the kill pen at auction and lived at Forest Hill Farm in Muscatine, Iowa for several years until the farm sold. I've searched and can't find anything online stating what happened to the horses at that time.
Our best guess was that he is part draft and part quarter horse, as he is a big, sturdy horse. He has a short neck and a pretty symmetrical blaze. Chestnut color, with a few white flecks. He had some scars, particularly on his left shoulder there was one that was shaped like an upside-down "L." He has some white on his feet but I can't remember for sure which ones - I have exactly one fairly poor-quality picture of him and it shows that at least his right rear and front left feet had some white, and the right front probably didn't have any; can't see his left rear so no idea on that one.

Does anybody have any advice? The local people I've talked to didn't have any leads for me.

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post #2 of 3 Old 01-20-2015, 01:25 PM
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Best bet would be to contact the prior stable owners. (by phone or letter) If they are willing to give you the name of the people who purchased him maybe you can track him down. That is the only thing I can think of, sorry.

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post #3 of 3 Old 01-20-2015, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I kind of figured that.
At this point I haven't been able to find current contact information for them.

Thanks :)
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