Horse owner makes daring rescue attempt when animals stolen

Horses in a trailer

From: Western Wheel
By: Don Patterson

Horses in a trailerCrime: Animals receive scrapes, bruises from incident

A horse owner went to daring lengths after his truck and trailer with three rodeo horses in it were stolen in Black Diamond early this morning.

The owner wound up hanging on to the side of a speeding truck, pleading with the thief for fear of the safety of his horses before eventually being thrown from the vehicle.

Sometime after midnight on July 9 a truck and trailer with three horses in it were stolen from out front of the Black Diamond Hotel.

When the owner came out to find the truck was gone, RCMP were called in to search for the truck and animals.

“Surrounding detachments in Okotoks and High River came out to help us and some of our community peace officers were in the area and they helped,” said Turner Valley RCMP Cpl. Terry Hamelin. “We were going as far down as Indian Graves and up towards Priddis and out towards Okotoks just to try to cut off all routes of access… The owner found him first.”

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AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
  • Sue

    Upon clicking on the above link to learn more, this man was participating in the Calgary Stampede; thus, this occurred in Canada.

    July 12, 2014
  • V Fisher

    The question is Lee, why were those horses left standing in an unattended trailer for over an hour. You weren’t drinking in the Black Diamond Bar were you? They worked hard for you at the Greatest Animal Abuse Show In The World, aka, the Calgary Stampede, and you reward them by leaving them tired, tied, and standing in a trailer while you toss back a few? I’m glad you got them back, but in the future, take them home and settle them, then go back for a drink, it you must.

    July 12, 2014
  • sherriey

    God bless him! he is my hero….and thats exactly what i would do too if it were my horses! right or wrong….nobody steals my loved ones!

    July 12, 2014