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Return of the Missing Appaloosa

We received information from ApHC Director Laura Lyon about a happy ending to a story last week of a missing horse in Michigan. Way back on October 18th, Liz Barrett, 14, of Vicksburg, Michigan, was riding her Appaloosa friend, named Jeff. Somehow the horse received a poke from a sharp branch and bolted. Liz was thrown from the horse, but was not seriously injured.

That hard part was that fact that Jeff fled the scene and was missing for two weeks! The Michigan regional club posted information, a variety of volunteers conducted repeated searches and, finally, the horse was found last Saturday! What a relief for all concerned. Jeff was a bit weak and thin, still wearing the saddle, but apparently will be fine.

Liz is involved with the local high school equestrian team and (mostly) enjoys trail riding. We wish her all the best. A full story can be found in the Kalamazoo Gazette for Monday Nov. 3rd.

1 Comment

  1. Sandra Said,

    November 13, 2008 @ 4:10 pm

    Very glad all turned out well – Our Appaloosas sure are tough!!

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