Miniature Horses Stolen in Cambridgeshire
Thieves cut through a 12,000-volt fence at a property in Stonea, Cambridgeshire to steal miniature horses which owners Daniel and Jo Everett had bred for showing. Eight horses were taken but as if that wasn’t enough, the couple have had to endure further break-in attempts since the news broke of the thefts.
Improved Equine Security
Daniel and Jo were forced to mount a twenty-four-hour guard on their property. They called the police on each occasion that someone tried to gain access to the horses but none of the offenders have been caught. The couple are now having to update their security but this takes time and money. .
Bombarded with Sightings
The Everett’s were also immediately bombarded with an incredible number of emails reporting possible sightings of their stolen animals. They were receiving up to 1000 messages each day. This resulted in Jo spending almost all of her time responding to them. Happily, some of sightings actually turned out to be the stolen horses.
There were big celebrations when the first two horses were discovered just a couple of miles away from their home. Chestnut mare Salsa and her foal Falerie were distressed, dehydrated and thin. However they were clean which suggests that they have been kept elsewhere before someone dumped them. Jo screamed with joy and then broke down after receiving the news that two of her treasured ponies had been found. Her other horses were clearly pleased to see the mare and foul back home.
More good news followed and now 7 of the 8 missing horses have been found and returned home. These included Promise, a rare and elderly black and white pony who is both deaf and blind and also Farada, a chocolate and white foal who was taken from her mother. It has been reported that one of the returned horses had a leg wound. Two were discovered with seat belts around their necks.
Praise for Police
The Everetts have praised the police for their work during the investigation. Two officers had come in to work when they were supposed to be on holiday. There was a huge police effort to locate the horses.
Barbie Still Missing
The only horse yet to be found is Barbie, a palamino yearling. If you think that you have seen this horse, contact the Everetts or the police in Christchurch and pass on as much information as you can. A photograph of the pony would be incredibly useful. This will allow the Everetts will be able to determine whether or not the horse is theirs. Saving a great deal of time and effort.