NetPosse Missing Horse Alert Maryland

NR004981 - MISSING EQUINE April, $200.00 REWARD  - MD

Incident Details

Incident Date:
Mount Airy (Frederick County County), MD, 21771, USA

The gates were wide open, and April was missing with other horses. We were informed that some children let the horses out of the pasture. There was a witness that saw the kids with their vehicles. 11 horse got out, but our horse and others were still missing. We think now that someone has our horses. Please help us find our grandson's horse April.

30 years
15.0 hands
1200 lbs

All Markings
Leg Markings: Left Rear Leg - None •
Other Details: none

Related to Report: NR004981

Pie says "Hi" from her home in PA
Photo Courtesy of Valerie Vollmers

Internet sleuths help recover a missing horse

After all the gates at a farm in Frederick County were left open overnight, four horses went missing.

And, after hours of searching—by foot and horseback, and with drone technology—there was still no evidence of the nearby horses, one of the owners began to think they may have been stolen.

With the help of some online sleuths, she's recovered one of them.

Want to help? You can find active reports for missing horses, including the ones who got off this pasture, here.

Valerie Vollmers said that her horse, Pie, has been returned to her after the animal was missing for over a week. Three other horses are still missing.

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Photo taken day Pie was recovered 7/8/16

She was helped, in large part, by NetPosse, a division of the nonprofit group Stolen Horse International. NetPosse is a group that uses the Internet to round up a “modern-day version of a posse” to help owners locate their missing or stolen horses.

The story went on to explain that: One of those missing horses is April, who belongs to Tylen, a 9-year-old boy.

“It makes me upset,” Tylen said. “A lot.”

Tylen, whose father requested the child’s last name not be used, said he'd had April for as long as he can remember growing up.

His legs hurt, he said, “Because I’ve been walking for miles looking for my horse.”

For the complete story and video from ABC2 News, please click on this link:


Tylen riding his horse, April

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