Indigo, a 12-year-old gray Thoroughbred gelding, was reported missing in 2010, when a lessee in Ashville, N.C., failed to return the horse to his owner. ?But, less than two hours after Indigo's owners contracted?NetPosse.com, he's home again.
When Indigo?s owner contacted NetPosse, aka Stolen Horse International, thousands of alerts were sent through the NC Horse Council and the NetPosse Alert systems, using emails and social media connections.
The owner stated to NetPosse staff in an email today: ?Wonderful news! The person who has Indigo in South Carolina contacted my daughter today! She saw the post on NetPosse.com and contacted her to let us know where he is and that we can go pick him up! This has taught us so much about how careful we have to be in the future. If we ever loan or lease a horse again we would do things very differently. In fact, all our horses will get the NetPosse safety documentation.
?Today has restored my faith in humanity and the horse industry in particular. We had a very bad run in with a woman who leased a horse and refused to send him back but with the help of?NCHC NetPosse Alerts?we have been able to locate him and make steps to get him back.
"After the post was made, I had four phone calls from people that wanted to help locate him and probably over 20 emails. Just a reminder that as many crazies as there are out there, especially in the horse world, there are just as many genuine good people!
"We are so grateful to NetPosse, Angela Kirby at NetPosse, and of course Dottie Burch for letting us know about NetPosse."
Over the years, we've heard some amazing recoveries due to NetPosse's work. It's well worth visiting their site. ?NetPosse's site offers information and services beyond horse recovery. ?They carry microchips, scanners, brands and farm security signs. In addition, the site will help you understand how to become proactive if the worst happens.